Everton leading race for Adrien Rabiot transfer – with Carlo Ancelotti also targeting PSG legend Thiago Silva – The SunJune 7, 2020
EVERTON are reportedly in pole position to land Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot with boss Carlo Ancelotti also targeting PSG legend Thiago Silva.
Rabiot, 25, has limped to just 11 Serie A starts this season after struggling to cement his role in Bianconeri's congested midfield.
The Frenchman is free to jump ship this summer despite only having arrived from Paris Saint-Germain a year ago.
And Tuttosport claim it may be in the best interests of both Juventus and Rabiot to part ways, with the Toffees leading the charge to land the wantaway midfielder.
Rabiot is said to be so unhappy in Turin that he has refused a return to training following the easing of lockdown measures.
Maurizio Sarri reportedly believes the midfielder's wages do not justify his role in his side and is actively looking to offload him.
And former Juventus man Alessio Tacchinardi further ignited rumours of his departure by admitting he would flog Rabiot and raise funds to sign Paul Pogba.
He told Tuttosport: “In order to get Pogba back, I would let Rabiot and Ramsey go, even if the Welshman did show a few signs of life in the last few games.”
Manchester United and Arsenal are also believed to be interested in luring the Frenchman to the Premier League, with the player keen to play in England.
But Everton could pip their rivals because boss Ancelotti worked with the star at PSG and has his sights set on a reunion of the ace who is said to be worth around £26.8million.
The Goodison Park boss is also desperate to land PSG star Thiago Silva – who could be available on a free transfer despite Les Parisien big wigs offering the Brazil ace a one-year extension which he is yet to agree to.
The defender's agent Paulo Tonietto says that the aim is to remain with the French outfit, but there have been no developments so far as Everton wait in the wings.
Le10sport claim that the Toffees and AC Milan are leading the charge for the 35-year-old central defender.
Everton will surely be looking to revamp their backline this summer with 46 Premier League goals conceded in 29 games.
However reports in Spain reckon the Brazilian star is desperate to fulfil his dream of playing alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona before the end of his playing days.
Barcelona reportedly attempted to sign him back when he played for AC Milan but no concrete offer from the LaLiga title hopefuls is currently on the table.
Silva moved to Paris from Milan in 2012 and has gone on to play over 300 times for the club and he continues to be a regular for Thomas Tuchel’s side as skipper.
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