Arsenal held negotiations with 25-year-old France international

Bianconeri chief Fabio Paratici has spoken out on the future of footballer Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with a move away from the club after only one campaign. The Gunners have been linked as possible suitors for France international, while there was also speculation about talks with Man United.

It looks, however, that Old Lady have no plans to let Adrien go at the moment, with Paratici said that the player’s future is in Turin. Paratici also defended Rabiot’s rather underwhelming first campaign with Juventus, saying: “Let’s not forget that Rabiot is in his first year in Italy, and the first year is always special.”

“At the start of the season, we could see the same doubts over Matthijs de Ligt, who happened to be the best defender in the Champions League at the age of 19. Now I see there is a different opinion of him. Rabiot also arrived from PSG after six months of inactivity. He had to catch up with his physical condition.”

The likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka haven’t really impressed, and the 25-year-old midfielder could be just the upgrade the London club need in that area of the pitch. Red Devils, meanwhile, may also be disappointed as the French midfielder could be an ideal long-term replacement for the ageing Nemanja Matic.

Man United have also had another below-par campaign as they face missing out on the UCL qualification once again, but it seems this particular target may be out of reach for them. This could be a blow to Gunners transfer plans as they surely need to make changes in midfield after this hugely disappointing campaign.