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Adrien Rabiot’s agent, who is also his mother, has opened the door to a potential transfer to Chelsea after denying that her son has already agreed a move to Barcelona.
The French midfielder is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with relations between the midfielder and the Ligue 1 giants at an all-time low.
Rabiot’s contract will expire in the summer, with a host of European clubs interested in signing him including Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Reports have claimed that the 23-year-old has already agreed a transfer to Barcelona, however, his mother, Veronique, denied those rumours.
‘Everyone says that we have already signed with a club,’ she told L’Equipe.
‘But we did not sign anywhere!
‘We really did not have the opportunity to worry about it. At the end of last year, I said that I would not speak with any club before January 1st.
‘I have been out of this world for over two months, with all our misfortunes. There are priorities in life. They were elsewhere for us.’
Asked about calls from agents, she added: ‘Not that much. Some have realised that our personal situation is difficult.
‘I dare to believe that there are still some elegant people in this environment. I may have the weakness to believe it.’
In an explosive interview with the French paper, Rabiot’s mother claims her son is a ‘prisoner’ and a ‘hostage’ at the Parc des Princes. She fumed:
‘Adrien is a prisoner. He’s even a hostage to PSG. Soon it’s dry bread, water and dungeon! This environment is cruel…
‘A footballer is made to play, not to stay in the closet. Adrien has not played since December, and probably until June.
‘Brought back to a professional career, six months is huge! He is taken hostage because he does not want to re-sign while he is only respecting his contract. Adrien asks only that: to respect his contract.’