Manchester United agree deal to sign Rabiot from Juventus 

Man United hold talks with Adrien Rabiot amid Arsenal and Everton interest

Manchester United have reportedly agreed on a deal to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

According to a report by Sky Sports, the Red Devils and Juventus have agreed on the transfer fee for the Frenchman, although personal terms are yet to be agreed upon between the player and the Old Trafford side.

Rabiot joined Juventus as a free agent in 2019 following the expiration of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain. But is surplus to requirement at the Allianz Stadium having fallen out of favour at the Turin club.

He has one year left in his five-year contract at Juventus and so has been allowed to leave as Juventus want to avoid losing him for nothing next season. 

The pursuit of Rabiot comes after United’s failure to land their primary midfield target of the summer Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona. The Dutchman remains adamant that he does not want to leave Camp Nou this summer, prompting the Red Devils to look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements.

Over the weekend, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said that De Jong remains keen to stay at the club despite salary issues.

“Frenkie is our player and we want him to stay at Barcelona, he wants to stay too,” Laporta said.

“With him and his teammates, we have a very powerful midfield. He has offers, but we want him to stay.”

Rabiot made 227 appearances and won five league titles at PSG before joining Juventus three years ago. The 27-year-old started 28 matches in Serie A last season. He also had a brief spell in the academy of Manchester United’s city rivals Manchester City before turning professional at PSG.