Wenger makes phone call to convince €25m midfielder join Arsenal, formal bid lodged


Earlier in the day, we reported that Adrien Rabiot’s mother, who is also his son’s agent, was due to meet Arsenal officials over a possible move.

The 19-year-old has one year left on his contract and has set his heart on leaving PSG. Yesterday French newspaper L’Equipe claimed that Rabiot’s body language during training sessions was unprofessional while he gave fake excuses of injuries that suggest he doesn’t want to continue with PSG anymore.

Sky Italia reported that PSG are demanding in the region of €25m for the highly rated midfielder, but Arsenal so far have offered only €15m, some way short of their valuation.

French radio station RMC has an update on the story. They claim, PSG have received four bids, out of which Arsenal and Roma have tabled up “neck to neck” offers.

Two other clubs have also submitted their bids though RMC doesn’t mention their names. Premier League outfit Tottenham are also interested in him but the North London club haven’t lodged any formal offer for him.

RMC claim that Arsenal have a better chance of luring Rabiot, as Arsene Wenger has personally called the midfielder and convinced him to join the Gunners.

There is no doubt that at Arsenal, he will be taken great care of under the tutelage of Wenger. Negotiations are on going at the moment and there is a high possibility that Arsenal could sign him before the window closes.

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