According to reports in France, AS Roma have reached an agreement with PSG for the transfer of Arsenal FC target Adrien Rabiot.
Adrien Rabiot has been linked with a move away from PSG all throughout the summer and a host of European clubs have been linked with the highly rated midfielder. Arsenal were initially the favourites to sign, but latest reports from France suggest that Roma have reached an agreement with PSG for the transfer for Rabiot to Turin.
The 19-year-old midfielder was promoted to the PSG first team squad in 2012 after progressing through the youth ranks. Rabiot had a handful of starts last season and the youngster is keen to regular first team action. The French U-21 international is highly rated in his nation and is believed to be one of the best young midfielder in Europe currently.
Rabiot is unsure about his future at the French club and the player has made his intentions, of departing from the club, clear. The midfielder refused to train with his teammates earlier this week and a host of clubs have been closely monitoring his situation at the club.
Arsenal were initially considered to be the favourites to sign the youngster with his mother, who is also the agent of the player, holding talks with the Gunners regarding a move. Reports last night suggested that Arsenal have submitted an opening bid of €15m, but it was turned down by PSG, who are looking for a fee of €20m for the Frenchman.
Recent reports in France suggest that Roma have now moved ahead in the race for his signature and the Italian club have agreed a fee with PSG. They will now need to convince Adrien Rabiot and his mother to sign the deal. Roma manager Rudi Garcia is believed to have a longstanding interest in Rabiot since he is time as the manager of Lille. Garcia has already held talks with Rabiot regarding a move, but his mother is willing to consider other options before deciding upon his future. Despite Roma’s agreement with PSG, Arsenal still remain in the race for his signature.