Chelsea are reportedly prepared to pay Adrien Rabiot’s increased wage requirements.
According to Calciomercato, Todd Boehly is willing to meet the midfielder’s desired monetary demands.
Rabiot is apparently asking for £8m-per-year, with his current contract at Juventus reaching the £6m-per-year mark.
The Serie A side might soon stop paying this fee.
His deal with the Italians ends in June, and there is significant expectation that he will leave once it concludes, or potentially before.
Calciomercato claim Juve had decided to sell the Frenchman to Manchester United last summer, but the player’s financial wants were just too much.
despite his inconsistencies, is still a terrific talent on his day.
He proved this earlier in the week at the World Cup, where he sparkled for France in their 4-1 victory over Australia.
It was a performance that is expected of a player with such skill, but not often always delivered.
There is certainly a sense Rabiot can deliver regularly, if his application is right.
“I interviewed David Luiz when he was at PSG and Rabiot was still there and he said, ‘Rio, one of the most talented players here is Rabiot. But he just needs to get himself right, get his mindset right, his attitude right. If he gets that right he could be unplayable, unstoppable’,” revealed Rio Ferdinand in August.
Some might see Rabiot’s potential move to Chelsea as a risk; it’s down to him to prove the doubters wrong.