Liverpool have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot over the past few months, and reports in the French media in recent days suggest that the Reds have held several meetings with the player.
However, the Merseysiders are not the only team in the race for the 23-year-old, who is now able to talk to foreign clubs as he enters the last six months of his contract at PSG.
Barcelona and Arsenal are also said to be in the race for Rabiot, with the Catalan club reportedly the favourites for the midfield general. Barca did, though, put out a statement denying they had agreed a deal with the Frenchman.
Reds supporters on Twitter think Rabiot would be good signing if the club can secure him on a free transfer in the summer:
Signing Rabiot is an absolute no-brainer for any top European club. I guarantee they’re all interested, including us #LFC
— ME11OR (@richranger) 1 January 2019
He’d be a good signing. Left footed, strong physically, good technically. If we could get him in January I think we should.
— JD (@Notorious_93) 31 December 2018
— Michael Haworth (@itsMichaelLFC) 31 December 2018
Take him sold lallana
— ShaWlah (@shwlah2) 31 December 2018
#lfc lost Emre Can on a free transfer. Should prioritise Rabiot on a free transfer. Would be like for like replacement. Fabinho aside squad still needs another towering presence for sweeping position.
— Man of Justice (@SuperGops) 31 December 2018
He be decent option to have on the bench or as a rotating player for squad depth
— AJ (@GloriousVanDijk) 1 January 2019
— ! (@xShaq23) 1 January 2019
I do think we should strengthen in January, not because I feel we are weak at all but too make us that little bit more superior and even better depth for later in the season. Fekir and Rabiot being linked again, I’d take both man #LFC
— Connor (@CMT17LFC) 31 December 2018
Doubt he wants to become a squad player tbh
— Enrique Muller (@EnriqueMuller42) 30 December 2018
Despite Barcelona’s denial that they have an agreement with Rabiot, the odds are still in favour of the France international moving to the Camp Nou rather than to England.
Yet, the financial pull of the Premier League may prove tempting for the PSG star, and we shall see how the situation unfolds in the coming weeks and months.