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Liverpool and Barcelona to battle for Rabiot signature

Informed by sources close to Adrien Rabiot, ESPN is the latest – in a line of sports agencies – to claim that Liverpool have stepped up their approach for the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder. Despite the club’s best efforts to extend the French international’s stay in Ligue 1, it is looking increasingly likely that Rabiot will seek pastures new, amidst interest abroad from some of Europe’s top clubs.

Considering Adam Lallana’s injury difficulties of late, not to mention long-term absentee, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the addition of Rabiot to the squad would be a welcome one. Notwithstanding strong interest from Barcelona – Rabiot’s previously rumoured destination – Liverpool fans should take heart from the Frenchman’s apparent admiration of the club, revealed in an interview with French radio station, RMC, last October.

Rabiot: “I would love to play in the Premier League, not necessarily one club in particular, even though I was very fond of Liverpool when I was young”

Given his current contract runs out at the end of the season, the midfielder is certainly an enticing option, with potential suitors free to sign Rabiot on a pre-contract in January. Indeed, considering Jürgen Klopp’s long-held admiration of the player – according to journalist, Julien Laurens – dating back to his time as Borussia Dortmund coach, it could prove an irresistible opportunity.

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