Tottenham make move to sign PSG midfielder Rabiot - Report

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Tottenham have made a move to sign Adrien Rabiot, it has been reported.

Tottenham Hotspur have made a move to sign Adrien Rabiot from PSG, it has been reported.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo write that director of football Franco Baldini is pushing to sign the defensive midfielder this January.

Rabiot signed a new contract with the French side in only October, with his deal previously being set to expire at the end of the season, but the paper claim this was purely so PSG could sell him on, and will not stand in his way.

The 19-year-old has been overlooked by Laurent Blanc this season, playing only 100 minutes of Ligue 1 football and starting just the once.

Rabiot had been linked closely to Arsenal and Roma previously, and it is the Italian side's interest which has led to the paper picking up on Tottenham making a move.

The Frenchman is highly rated, but whether he is needed at Spurs is another matter. The club are well stocked with midfielders, and it could be argued Nabil Bentaleb, while more attacking in nature, would limit Rabiot's chances.

A potential January sale of Moussa Dembele however could provide Tottenham with a financial windfall to sign Rabiot and have money left over, and prove a potentially worthwhile gamble on the teenager developing into one of Europe's top talents.

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