Arsenal linked midfield talent surprisingly signs new deal at PSG

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Adrien Rabiot had looked odds on to leave the French champions this summer after being frozen out at the Parc des Princes.

PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has signed a new long term deal at the French giants until 2019, despite being relegated to the reserves for the majority of the 2014/15 season - ruining any hopes Premier League clubs such as Arsenal might have had of signing him.

Rabiot played 34 times for the Parisians last season, proving himself one of the most talented young midfielders France has at its disposal, before difficult contract discussions seemingly created an unsurpassable standoff between the player and his agent, and PSG.

It led to the player being heavily linked to moves to Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham over the last couple of transfer windows, while the Gunners were particularly closely associated to a move, no doubt as a result of Arsene Wenger's knowledge and successful history working with young French players.

Rabiot was also reportedly on the cusp of a switch to Roma before the deadline passed at the start of September, even going so far as to say: “Roma are a great club, their project is enticing and they are in the Champions League.

“Now we’ll have to wait until January and see what to do. I chose my mother as my agent as she gives me good advice. I don’t know if I will play for PSG again, as I don’t enjoy being in the reserves."

As it turns out, the talented 19-year-old has seemingly resolved his differences with his club and is now committed to PSG for the next five years.

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