According to Fabrizio Romano’s tweet, the French international remains a crucial part of The Old Lady’s ambitions, with a new contract reportedly on the table amid competition from the Premier League.
Manchester United (who consider the midfielder to be a ‘top’ target, according to football365) and Newcastle United (who have purportedly presented a contract offer, according to football365) are both considered to be interested.
Newcastle or Manchester? Which destination is more likely?
The potential of Champions League football at both locations – something Juventus can no longer rely on following a 10-point deduction for what Al Jazeera describes as ‘illicit transfer activity’ – should appeal tremendously to the former PSG player.
With moves for the likes of Nicolo Barella and Dominik Szoboszlai seeming impossible for the Magpies in particular due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, Rabiot would fit the bill.
A prospective free transfer addition with international and Champions League experience at the pinnacle of his abilities in the middle of the park.
It might be a no-brainer for Newcastle’s recruitment squad, who will be well aware of Manchester United’s summer priority of attacking targets.