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Arsenal may have to wait to sign midfield prospect, as PSG want £24 million

Arsenal may be forced to wait and see if PSG's Adrien Rabiot's contract expires, with the French club currently demanding £24 million for the youngster.

PSG are demanding a fee of £24 million to allow Adrien Rabiot to leave the club, according to reports.

The Ligue 1 side still consider Rabiot one of their top prospects for the future and are loathed to lose him, but he is in the last year of his contract making his future uncertain.

As a result, Arsenal have become interested at his potential availability, but the price that PSG are demanding remains a stumbling block.

It seems that Arsene Wenger now may prefer to wait until next summer in the hope of landing him on a free transfer.

Rabiot has found been one of the only youngsters to come through at PSG in recent times, as the club look to show their financial clout by bringing in multiple big-name additions.

The club have signed David Luiz this summer in a mega-money deal and his arrival could limit Rabiot’s first team chances, if he is utilised as a central-midfielder.

Even with a star-studded list of names training alongside him in the first-team, Rabiot has managed to be exposed to fairly regular first-team football and played 25 times for the club last campaign.

But, even so, the route to Arsenal’s first team in the central-midfield position is far more straight-forward.

Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are both thought to be in need of an upgrade at the Emirates and Wenger is known to be actively seeking recruitments in this area.

He has reportedly targeted Sami Khedira and William Carvalho previously this summer, whilst rumours surfaced today that he could be in for Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote.

Rabiot remains on his wishlist, though, and it may just be a question of playing the waiting game – with PSG’s demands considered excessive at the moment.

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