Report: Arsenal now ahead of everyone in bid to sign 'incredible' midfielder for nothing
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Report: Arsenal now ahead of everyone in bid to sign 'incredible' midfielder for nothing

Arsenal are leading the race to sign French international midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports from Italy.

Calciomercato claims that the Gunners are ahead of the pack when it comes to signing France star Rabiot, who is fresh off the back of an excellent World Cup over in Qatar. Despite coming out as runners up, Rabiot showed his class in helping France to the final.

However, he is yet to sign a new contract with Juventus and he is widely expected to leave the Italian side and head for pastures new, either in January or the summer.

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But according to Calciomercato, it is Arsenal who are leading the hunt to sign him. It’s claimed that, in terms of a free transfer in the summer, it is the Gunners who are currently ahead of the rest.

Of course, a whole host of teams have been linked with a move for Rabiot. In the Premier League, the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham are big fans. Over in Europe, it’s been claimed Barcelona are in the mix as well, with Rabiot said to have an eye on joining the Spanish giants.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are looking to add depth in January. Rabiot is one of a number of names being linked with a move to the club.

TBR’s View: Rabiot does improve Arsenal’s midfield

If Mikel Arteta is actively looking at players who improve the first XI and squad in general, then Adrien Rabiot is a player who ticks the boxes.

He proved over in Qatar what he is all about. Yes, things haven’t always gone exactly as he might have liked in his career so far. But Rabiot has a lot to offer, and showed this in the World Cup.

He will no doubt command big wages – thought to be around £113k-a-week in Turin.. But if Arsenal can get him on a free, then that could counterbalance those big wages.

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