Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has turned down a move to Tottenham, according to reports in France.
Rabiot is out of contract at the end of the season after failing to agree terms on a new deal with PSG.
As a result, French outlet Foot Mercato claims a number of European clubs will consider moving for the 23-year-old in the January transfer window, including Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus.
The report also claims Spurs are keen, but it is believed Rabiot’s representatives have already informed the Londoners their client is unwilling to join.
Huge wage demands are said to be the reason behind Rabiot’s refusal to sign a new contract with PSG – if the Ligue 1 giants can’t afford his wages, then Tottenham have no chance.
Spurs didn’t bring in a single new player in the summer transfer window, so there is a chance they will spend next month.
A long-term replacement for Mousa Dembele is needed – the Belgian is out of contract at the end of the season and is reportedly being targeted by clubs in Italy and China.
However, Rabiot looks as if he will simply be too expensive when it comes to wages.