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Adrien Rabiot’s mother and agent says the Paris Saint-Germain outcast hasn’t signed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona.
Rabiot’s contract is set to expire in June and will leave PSG the French champions following a major breakdown in their relationship.
Rabiot has been barred from training with the first team after refusing to discuss a contract extension with the club.
The 23-year-old has not played for PSG since December 11, as rumours continue to link him with a move to Barcelona.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona have been linked with the 23-year-old, with the latter reported to have already agreed personal terms with Rabiot.
However, his agent and mother says that simply isn’t true.
“Everyone says that we have already signed with a club,’ she told L’Equipe. ‘But we did not sign anywhere!”
Rabiot was heavily criticised after he was spotted at a nightclub immediately after PSG’s shocking Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United two weeks ago.
The midfielder also liked a video on social media of Patrice Evra slamming the Parisians for losing to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Veronique has indicated her son accidentally liked the wrong video from Evra, and mocked the idea that PSG could be outraged about Rabiot visiting a nightclub at the same time that they are refusing to play him.
“I can already say that we blamed him for liking the wrong video,” Veronique said. “This is not the one where Patrice Evra ‘celebrates’ the elimination of Paris.
“And then, there is this nightclub outing … But PSG wants to take care of Adrien’s private life too, when they don’t even want him anymore!
“They want him to put on his pajamas at nine o’clock, before the game, in front of his TV, to go to bed at eleven o’clock!
“These people do not know the rhythm of life of the players? When a player plays, which is his job, he has a training rhythm. In this case, nothing happens for Adrien.
“Adrien is not going to take a pottery class until something happens. He must take care of himself, let him live!”