Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a huge transfer boost as Fabrizio Romano claims that a star midfielder wants a ‘dream move’ to the Premier League.
The Gunners and the Red Devils will be looking to strengthen their side even further this summer and a player they have both been linked with in the past is available on a free transfer.
The French international was in talks over a move to Old Trafford last summer but it collapsed due to his hefty wage demands.
He has since been a mainstay in the Juventus midfield making 18 Serie A appearances this season and has been a good alternative to the absent Paul Pogba.
Speaking earlier this term to Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported in the Mirror, about a failed move to England, he said: “It’s true, there were contacts with Premier League clubs.
“I was lucky to stay, perhaps it was the best decision. The Premier League is the most followed league, but I don’t think about the future now.
“The club and I are in no hurry (over a contract extension), there’s serenity so we can consider all options.”
Last summer when United were targeting Rabiot they were backed by club legend Rio Ferdinand who believed the player would massively improve their squad.
Speaking at the time on his FIVE YouTube channel, as reported by Metro, he said: “There’s no doubting that Rabiot is a seriously talented footballer.
“Great left foot, brilliant at carrying the ball and dribbling and taking the ball under pressure, can pass – very well over short distances especially.”
He then went on to reference a conversation he had with David Luiz when the Brazilian and Rabiot played together at PSG.
“I interviewed David Luiz when he was at PSG and he said Rio one of the most talented players here is Rabiot”, Ferdinand continued.
“He said he just needs to get himself right, get his mindset right, his attitude right. If he gets that right he could be unplayable, unstoppable”.
If the 27-year-old is available for free then United might consider a move for him again, but they could face stiff competition from Arsenal and potentially other Premier League sides.