With the Arsenal season over, The transfer window has been thrown wide open with a lot of players being linked with a move to the Emirates as well as several other Arsenal stars being linked with a move out of the Emirates.
And although several managers leading their various teams to the World Cup have warned players over holding talks of their future with various clubs. But this has not stopped clubs from pursing players of their choice participating in the prestigious event holding in Brazil.
Last week it was claimed in France that Arsenal had opened talks with French money bags; PSG about signing their young midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 19 year old’s contract ends in June 2015 and he’s been offered an extension by PSG but hasn’t yet committed and hasn’t had talks with the club over it for some time.
That offer, worth a very competitive €80,000 a week, was made a year ago and since then Rabiot’s relationship with PSG has faltered, as has the club’s need for him. The signing of Yohan Cabaye made Rabiot’s route to the team much harder and subsequently it’s claimed that his relationship with Laurent Blanc broke down, with the pair rarely communicating.
Speaking to Le Parisien, Rabiot made reference to his struggles since Cabaye’s arrival “It [the season] could have been better because I played very little in the second half of the season, but we are champions, we won the League Cup, we end up with three trophies, so that’s good.”
Rabiot went on to say that Laurent Blanc gave him confidence by playing him earlier on in the season and that helped his development. When asked straight up if he wants to leave PSG, Rabiot told Le Parisien “For now, I do not want to talk about it.”
“The season just ended. Now I am selected [for the French Toulon squad], I’ll give myself thoroughly to the Blues. Then I’ll go on holiday quietly because it was a difficult season. We’ll see…”
The talented midfielder, who could be seen as a long term Flamini replacement, was also asked if he’d advise youngsters to join the PSG youth set-up and he said yes, because they have good youth coaches, but finished by stating it’s then difficult to break through to the team.
Wenger might be looking to swoop the young talent as a future replacement for Mikel Arteta who has also been reportedly linked with a move away from the Emirates in recent times. With the 32-year-old having only one year left on his contract and is reportedly unhappy with the contract extension situations at Arsenal for player above 30-year-old.