Liverpool plot Adrien Rabiot offer as three arrivals expected - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

8th Mar, 2023 | 10:00am

Sources: Liverpool plot 'huge' Adrien Rabiot offer as he pushes for summer move

Liverpool have joined Premier League rivals in the race for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot as they plot a midfield overhaul this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

It is believed the Merseysiders are looking to sign at least two new midfielders and possibly three – with Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and potentially James Milner set to leave Anfield for free.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (6 March) that rivals Man City and Man United are chasing Rabiot, 27, as he prepares to leave Juventus when his contract expires in June.

It is believed Liverpool are attracted to the France international as a free transfer would free up funds for an A-list signing like Jude Bellingham or Moises Caicedo.

However, sources close to Rabiot have revealed he wants a “huge” contract in order to cash in on his free agent status.

He currently earns a reported wage of almost £145,000-a-week in Turin, so a pay rise is within Liverpool’s remit given their recently-revealed salary bill of £366million for last season.

Rabiot, who is out of contract at the end of this season, has gone public with his desire to play in the Champions League – but Juventus sit 12 points outside Serie A’s top four.

The midfielder also revealed that he has held no talks over renewing his contract at the Old Lady.

Both Manchester clubs look set to qualify this term – while Liverpool are just three points outside the Premier League’s top four after their recent turnaround.

Rabiot has won seven league titles during his spells at Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – and was also a key man for France as they finished runners-up in the 2022 World Cup.

He has been a regular starter for Juventus this season, notching seven goals and two assists across 29 appearances.

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