Liverpool aim to hijack deal for Adrien Rabiot Tottenham were reported to be near agreeing

Liverpool are linked with signing Adrien Rabiot from PSG, a player Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked to.

Tottenham's proposed deal to sign Adrien Rabiot on loan until the end of the season is under threat from Liverpool.

Rabiot, 19, signed a new deal at PSG earlier this year, but he has been selected to start only two Ligue 1 games this season for the club.

The defensive midfielder is reported to be available for loan, and last week it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur were close to agreeing a deal to take him until the end of the season, and pay his wages in full.

Now website Le10Sport, who reported Tottenham's interest, claim Premier League competitors Liverpool are planning to hijack the deal.

They write: "According to our information, Liverpool want to bring in Rabiot under similar conditions (as Spurs)."

For Rabiot, both clubs present opportunity and risk. There is no guarantee at either he would get regular football, at Liverpool he only has to look at summer signing Emre Can who is frequently on the bench.

At Spurs he may get initial chances to replace African Nations Cup bound Nabil Bentaleb in the starting line-up, and attempt to keep his place.

Neither side are in desperate need for him in the short-term, but he presents an intriguing option if the loan allows them a path to sign him in the long-term and he develops into one of the top defensive midfielders in Europe.

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