August 08, (THEWILL) – Adrien Rabiot, a midfielder for Juventus, has become the latest target for Manchester United as they aim to strengthen weak areas of the team.
The Serie A heavyweights have informed the 27-year-old that he is free to depart this summer, and his talents have been sought for across Europe. Monaco, who had been in the lead for his signing, are discouraged by his high salary and United are now in the running to get him.
Negotiations have moved forward after United lost 2-1 to Brighton on the first day of the English Premier League season. Intermediaries had earlier this month spoken to United about a possible deal with the player intent on the move.
The Frenchman has one year left on his contract in Turin and is not in Massimiliano Allegri’s long-term plans, but his departure from the Allianz Stadium is not a certain, given that Paul Pogba is already injured and Juventus are somewhat short on options in the midfield.
Additionally, United are still trying to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, who is a priority target, but the transaction is still dragging its feet due to a disagreement about deferred payments. United also want to add a right-back and at least one new attacker, as evidenced by their unexpected bid for Marko Arnautovic, a former West Ham forward.