The Juventus midfielder is close to leaving, but, at the moment, he is not looking too favourably on a move away. If he were to give in and accept a move to the Premier League, he would be reunited with a coach with whom he gets on well.
Adrien Rabiot is close to leaving Juventus, although he does not want to see himself there, and Chelsea have once again emerged as a possible destination. The Blues were already interested in him when the Bianconeri were trying to sign Jorginho, using him as a back-up, but now it is the English side who want to start talks.
‘Tuttosport’ claims that Thomas Tuchel wants him for next season. He knows him well from his past at Paris Saint-Germain and, in fact, he does not remember with much affection the time when he urged him to renew his contract with the Parc des Princes, as he ended up leaving for the ‘Vecchia Signora’.
The manager likes to develop close relationships with his players to get the best out of them. This does not always work out well and the best example of this is Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Stamford Bridge squad destined to be a key player for his price and his level, but who never ended up being at ease in the dressing room.
In any case, for Rabiot to sign for Chelsea, the Blues will have to reach an agreement with Juventus. This agreement will have to satisfy the Italian side’s demands, which have not yet been revealed, but are calculable. The market value of the Frenchman is 27.5 million euros, so that could be an initial reference figure.