Liverpool are eyeing a January move for France international and World Cup finalist Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Reds target stars of Qatar…
Jurgen Klopp and club owners Fenway Sports Group, going by recent claims, have used the tournament in Qatar as a potential talent pool as the Anfield side look to fight their way back to the Premier League summit.
Some way off league frontrunners Arsenal, they are also chasing a deal for Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham, yet it appears another international has entered their sights also.
The Latest: Liverpool eye Rabiot move…
The 27-year-old played six games under Didier Deschamps and ranked highly among the best-performing players in their squad, potentially resulting in Liverpool’s intrigue (WhoScored).
As well as Klopp’s side, it is believed that Spurs and Chelsea are also looking at Rabiot for next month – with the former currently out in front.
The Verdict: Good alternative?
The demand for both Amrabat and Fernandez after their stellar international campaigns in the Middle East could make them very tough to get, but Rabiot is a different story.
His contract at Juve expires in 2023, putting pressure on the Serie A side to either sell for a quick fee mid-season or risk losing him for nothing later in the year.
Corriere believe a bid of ‘€10-15m (£8.7m-£13m)’ would be considered and that is certainly a fair price to pay for Rabiot – who has also been called a ‘superb professional’.