Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on bolstering his side in the January transfer window for the second half of the 2015/2016 season.
Evening Standard has reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to keep him informed about the availability of midfielder Adrien Rabiot .
Al-Khelaifi is a very close friend of Wenger and sought the 66-year-old’s advice when weighing up a takeover bid for PSG in 2011.
Al-Khelaifi also owns beINsport, which employs Wenger as a pundit.
Rabiot is frustrated at the lack of opportunities coming his way as he started just nine league games in the first half of the campaign, and has been an unused substitute in PSG’s two league games since the turn of the year. The youngster is thus eager for a move away from the French capital.
Despite the arrival of Mohamamed Elneny from FC Basel this month, Wenger remains much interested in the hot prospect due to the expected departures of Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Rosicky when their contracts come to an end this summer.
PSG are very reluctant to part with such a hot prospect but are also against keeping the 20-year-old against his will. Reports have suggested Rabiot is valued in the region of 30 million euros – £22.9million – but an offer above £20m could tempt PSG into a sale.
Wenger is a long term admirer of the midfielder and came close to landing him on a free a couple of years ago before the youngster signed a new deal.