Manchester United and Manchester City are all set to battle it out for the services of 27-year-old central midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

According to a report by Football Insider, Manchester United are interested in signing Adrien Rabiot ahead of next season. However, they will have to battle it out with Manchester City, who are also keen on having the Frenchman in their ranks.

Manchester United were all set to sign the 27-year-old last summer. But they failed to get the deal over the line. However, they are willing to go all out once again to acquire the Juventus midfielder, who has revived himself of late.

Rabiot was a key part of the French team that made it to the final of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The 27-year-old was at the peak of his powers at the global event. And, he made sure they did not miss the star players who were ruled out due to injury.

The Juventus midfielder has been a regular feature in their XI all season long. He has made 29 appearances in the ongoing season and has nine goal contributions to his name.

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The 27-year-old Frenchman’s contract at the Italian club ends in the summer. And, he is desperate to feature in the UEFA Champions League. There are no talks over a potential renewal at Juventus at this point in time. Rabiot is all set to be a free agent in a few months’ time. And, the interest in his services is quite understandable

The 27-year-old, who currently earns £145,000 per week, wants to cash in on his free agent status. Rabiot is eager to move to a Champions League club ahead of next season. Meanwhile, Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in his services.

And, they are almost certain to play in the UCL next season. Erik ten Hag, who took charge at Manchester United ahead of the ongoing season, has done wonders for them. But, he wants to add a few more players to his ranks in order to take them a step further. He is keen on adding reinforcement in the centre of the park and believes the 27-year-old will bolster his squad.

Meanwhile, Manchester City will make Manchester United’s life difficult as they are also keen on having the France international in their ranks. Ilkay Gundogan’s contract at the club ends in the summer. He is likely to leave as a free agent. And, Manchester City believe Rabiot could be a direct replacement for the 32-year-old.

With Manchester City and Manchester United involved in this transfer tussle, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top and manages to get the signature of the 27-year-old Juventus midfielder in a Bosman move.

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