Liverpool and Chelsea are on high alert after PSG cut the price to sign Adrien Rabiot to €15m (£13.5m) as they look to secure a fee for the Frenchman instead of allowing him to leave for free in the summer.
When Manchester City beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad at the start of January, the common consensus was that the game was lost in the midfield as the midfield trio of Milner, Henderson and Wijnaldum failed to match City’s Fernandinho and the Silvas.
The decision to pull out of the deal to sign Nabil Fekir in the summer isn’t something that many people talk about these days as Jurgen Klopp has gone on and propelled Liverpool to the top of the Premier League without him.
That said, with Milner ageing, Adam Lallana made of glass and the general quality levels in the middle of the park rather low at Liverpool, Klopp will be after a new midfielder or two in the next 8 months and some believe Rabiot to be this man.
After PSG learned that Rabiot was planning on running his contract down with the intention of joining Barcelona for free in the summer, the French outfit banned the midfielder from the matchday dressing room and are now looking to offload him this month.
In a rather desperate attempt to sell him and flaunt Rabiot and Barcelona’s attempts to arrange a free transfer for the summer, PSG are prepared to sell the 23-year-old for €15m (£13.5m), according to Paris United ( as per Marca).
Liverpool would be signing a fantastic player in Rabiot but Klopp has said in the past that he prefers to do business in the summer when his signings can benefit from a full pre-season unless it’s vital to move in January like with Virgil van Dijk last year.
The Mirror report that Chelsea are eyeing Rabiot as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas after the Spaniard moved to AS Monaco.
The Frenchman’s hefty wage demands are another reason which make it rather unlikely that Liverpool would move for him this month when there are others better suited to Klopp’s system.