Report: Liverpool will push to sign 'fantastic' player in January after he scored at the World Cup yesterday
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Report: Liverpool will push to sign 'fantastic' player in January after he scored at the World Cup yesterday

Liverpool will make a push to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window,

That’s according to Calciomercatoweb, who claim that the Reds are hoping to get ahead of the pack for the Frenchman.

Rabiot can leave Juventus on a free transfer next summer. But given his quality, Liverpool are reportedly keen to get a deal done nice and early.

As a result, they are said to be planning to offer Kostas Tsimikas as a makeweight in a winter deal. It’s claimed that this is something that Juve would be interested in, given their need for a new left-back.

However, the Italians are also reportedly weighing up the option of extending Rabiot’s contract beyond the summer.

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Rabiot puts himself in the shop window

Until Rabiot’s contract situation is sorted out, you can expect to see this link cropping up from time to time.

Liverpool need a midfielder, Rabiot more than likely needs a new club. You can see where it’s coming from.

But, still, it doesn’t feel like this will ever happen. Firstly, the Frenchman is notoriously high maintenance. Manchester United found that out last summer when they couldn’t justify meeting his wage demands.

Secondly, he’ll soon be twenty-eight. Although a free transfer may represent decent business, Rabiot is exactly the opposite to the kind of signings that Liverpool usually make.

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That being said, he does have significant quality. The former PSG man showed that in full effect for France last night. Rabiot took his headed goal beautifully, before laying a second on a plate for Olivier Giroud.

If he’s trying to attract his next club, then he’s already doing a good job of putting himself in the shop window in Qatar.

It was the kind of performance that led to legendary goalkeeper Gigi Buffon calling him ‘fantastic’ via Sport Star.

But regardless, we don’t see this one happening. And as for the Tsimikas thing? A big fat no thank you from us, hands off Kostas!

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