Jubilation at Stamford Bridge As Chelsea Join Barcelona in Race for Juve’s £17m-rated midfielder
- Adrien Rabiot has been outstanding for Juventus this season playing 41 games in all competitions
- The Frenchman who joined the Old Lady from PSG in 2019 will see off his contract at the end of this season
- Chelsea have now joined Barcelona in the race to sign the 26-year-old midfielder
Premier League club Chelsea have joined the race to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot who is also being trailed by Spanish giants Barcelona.
The sensational player has featured for the Old Lady 41 times in all competitions this season but his contract lapses at the end of the season.
It was gathered that he would now be available for around £17million in the summer transfer window.
Italian outlet Calciomercato via Complete Sports are claiming that the player’s mother who doubles as his agent is already in talks with Barcelona, however Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly also interested.
The 26-year-old Frenchman signed for Juventus on a free transfer from Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain side in July 2019.
Left-footed central midfielder Rabiot could play alongside international team-mate N’Golo Kante in West London.
After lining up against Ukraine together for Didier Deschamps’ reigning world champions in March, Rabiot said: “He never stops. It’s easy to play alongside him.”
Meanwhile, Argentine club side Estudiantes can confirm that their youngster Dario Sarmiento has sealed a permanent move to Premier League side Manchester City on a £5.2 million deal.
The 18-year-old star has been likened to Barcelona legend Lionel Messi owing to his speed and his ability on the ball.
Sources say the attacker has been on the Citizens radar for some time but decided to initiate negotiations with his Argentine club last December.
The forward will join his new teammates on July 1 after everything about his move has been concluded by both parties.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Spanish side Real Madrid stay within touching distance of Atletico Madrid following their 2-0 win over Osasuna in La Liga.
Eder Militao and Casemiro's scored two second half goals to keep Los Blancos within two points of Diego Simeone's men at top of the league standings.
Eden Hazard was given a rare start since his return from injury and he was in dazzling form for Zinedine Zidane's men.