He is one of Europe's most wanted young players and with good reason. Adrien Rabiot has the world at his feet. But he is impatient is not content with playing another bit part role at Paris Saint-Germain once again this campaign - despite the wealth of talent ahead of him in the PSG pecking order.
With that in mind plenty of teams have been linked with a move for the player in recent times, This summer it looked as if he was off to Arsenal. It was reported that his mother, who also acts as his agent, was in London this week to finalise a potential £10.9 million switch.
But that was not the case. In the end it looked like he was off to Italy. Reports in France were indicating that PSG had agreed a fee with AS Roma for his services. The Italian side, managed by fellow Frenchman Rudi Garcia, have reportedly taken the lead to sign the player with a €15 million bid for his services.
Although no deal was secured before the window slammed shut, so he is stuck at PSG. And the French club are not about to reward him for his behaviour. They have clearly indicated as such today, as they left him out of their Champions League squad for the first half of the season.
They are clearly hoping to sell him on in January, and with this move he cannot become cup-tied should another Champions League team, such as Arsenal or Roma make a move in the winter.
They might also be exploring other avenues. There are ways of getting rid of the player despite the transfer window being shut. Some remain open, but not on leagues he will want to play. Although there is the possibility of a loan to an English football league club - which, considering he used to play in England for Manchester City, is not that far-fetched.
One thing it does demonstrate for sure however is that Rabiot's time left at PSG is rapidly declining.