Rabiot fee agreed
Manchester United are pressing ahead with a move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the event that they miss out on De Jong.
The Red Devils have approached his club Juventus for talks over an £18m fee and according to The Manchester Evening News, the two clubs have struck an agreement. Rabiot’s contract expires in 10 months, meaning United were able to negotiate from a position of strength.
However, one issue that could prevent the deal going through is the fact Rabiot is represented by his mother, Veronique. While reports in France suggest personal terms are yet to be discussed, Rabiot is keen on a move to Old Trafford.
The presence of his mother in negotiations could cause some unrest. Veronique reportedly confronted Rabiot’s former PSG manager Laurent Blanc in a car park after her son was left out by the Frenchman.