Report: Tottenham Hotspur pull out of Rabiot transfer deal


Tottenham have reportedly pulled out of a potential move to sign Adrien Rabiot.

Tottenham Hotspur have ended their pursuit of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, report Le10Sport.

The Evening Standard had claimed earlier this month that the midfielder was keen on a loan move to Spurs.

The trail had however gone quiet over the last week, and Spurs calling time on their interest is less of a shock than it previously would have been.

Le10Sport report that Tottenham decided not to press for the deal due to PSG owner Nasser El Khelaifi being reluctant to sanction a move.

In another situation Spurs may have tried harder to force PSG's hand, but with the emergence of their own academy prospect Ryan Mason into the first team this season, the need for Rabiot is questionable.

His biggest attraction would have been his potential, rather than what he can bring to the table right now, but PSG have been very clear they do not want to lose Rabiot on a permanent basis.

Laurent Blanc said at the weekend, reported by Goal: "I want to keep Rabiot. Chantome is the only one who asked to leave."

With Blanc, El Khelaifi both keen on keeping Rabiot, and the midfielder himself not pushing for a deal, this would have been a tricky deal for Spurs to conclude, with very limited upside.

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