Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot would welcome the idea of playing for Manchester United despite their absence from Champions League football.
United will take part in the Europa League this season and Rabiot has previously rejected Newcastle United due to their absence from European football.
Fabiana Della Valle has now reported that the first contact between Juve and United took place yesterday and that is when the Red Devils first expressed their concrete interest in signing the Frenchman. While Max Allegri would currently prefer keeping Rabiot because he’s the only left central midfield option in the absence of Paul Pogba, the Bianconeri see it as a chance to make capital gains.
Since Rabiot arrived for free and is not looking to renew his deal that expires next summer, selling him now would mean that Juve save €7 million bonuses from his last year’s salary.
Talks between United and Rabiot’s mother-agent Veronique took place today for personal terms and Rabiot would like to play for United – regardless of their absence in the Champions League, only if they meet the midfielder’s financial demands. Rabiot wants his wage at United to be similar to what he earned at Juventus.