Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that Italian champions Adrien Rabiot will sign for Juventus when he becomes a free agent. The French midfielder is winding down his contract having been frozen out of the Paris Saint-Germain squad and is free to join a new club after June 30th.
Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Juve are very optimistic of agreeing a deal for Rabiot, beating off competition from the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.
“Pogba and Rabiot are two good players,” Paratici said of the French pair during the presentation of new coach Maurizio Sarri at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday. “Pogba was with us for many years, he grew up here and we love him, but he is a Manchester United player,” continued Paratici. “Rabiot is an excellent player, there are many clubs who want him. We are in the running, not just for him, but there are other targets in our minds. “We’ll discuss it with Maurizio and try to find the right targets together for the team we want to see.”
Meanwhile, former Chelsea coach Sarri said that Gonzalo Higuain could be set for a return to Juventus after his loan spell at Stamford Bridge. “I haven’t talked to Gonzalo since the celebration after the Europa League final,” said Sarri, who also coached the Argentine at his previous club Napoli. “I had to get my ideas sorted concerning (the move to) this club. He is a Juventus player, so when he returns from holidays, we’ll have the chance to talk.
“I love Pipita (Higuain), you know, but it will depend on him. “There are directors here who have been following these players for years, so I will listen to their opinions too.
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19 July, 2019