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Sarri’s next Jorginho? Adrien Rabiot reveals Juventus talks amid Man Utd links

By Chris Smith

Published: 17:27, 14 June 2019

Adrien Rabiot has revealed he has spoken to Juventus about a potential move, calling the Italian champions a ‘great club’.

The French midfielder is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires at the end of June following a breakdown in communication with the club and has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Adrien Rabiot to be Sarri’s Jorginho at Juventus? Six things to know…

  • Rabiot made just 12 Ligue 1 starts for PSG last season after a fallout.
  • The 24-year-old completed more passes (2,021) during the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season.
  • Jorginho completed more passes (2,782) than any Premier League player last season.
  • Juve have been linked with a move for Man Utd’s Paul Pogba.
  • But the potential signing of Rabiot could cool their interest in midfield targets.
  • The Old Lady are set to appoint Maurizio Sarri as Max Allegri’s replacement.

And while Rabiot, 24, hasn’t ruled out an Old Trafford switch, he has talked up his chances of playing in Italy.

“I’ve spoken with Juventus, it’s a great club where everyone would like to play,” Rabiot told Corriere dello Sport.

“I like Italy so much, it’s wonderful here. A demanding season awaits me. At Juventus? Juve watched me and we talked about it, but I can’t say anything.

“Manchester United? It’s the same as last year, I have to decide. I’m on vacation for now. Soon you will know.”

Good news for Man Utd?

With serial Serie A winner Max Allegri departing Juventus this summer, all signs are pointing to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri replacing him in the dugout, meaning a summer overhaul of both coaching and playing staff is afoot.

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Juve have also been linked with a move to bring Paul Pogba – who registered more assists (9) and created more chances (55) than any Man Utd player in the Premier League last season – back to Turin with the playmaker enduring a rather inconsistent time since joining Manchester United in 2016.

However, with the likes of Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic, Emre Can and Rodrigo Bentancur already on their payroll, a move for Rabiot may cool any interest in Pogba.