Tottenham have entered the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in France.
Rabiot was surprisingly left out of France’s World Cup squad despite being a key part of PSG’s title-winning side.
The 23-year-old fell out with France manager Didier Deschamps after refusing to be on-call as a reserve player, and French outlet France Football (via Sport Witness) claims he could now leave Ligue 1 as a result.
The report claims Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing Rabiot as a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave Spurs for either Italy or China this summer.
However, there are two possible stumbling blocks: Tottenham will face competition from Barcelona and Juventus, and Rabiot’s wage demands are thought to be huge.
Those reasons may prevent Spurs securing a deal, but Rabiot is certainly the calibre of midfielder Pochettino will want to replace Dembele.
Like Dembele, Rabiot only has 12 months remaining on his current contract – perhaps Tottenham won’t mind spending big on wages if they can get Rabiot for a reduced transfer fee.