Italian outlet CalcioMercato report that World Cup star Adrien Rabiot is likely to leave Juventus in January after this winter’s tournament – and that Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all willing to meet his £166k-a-week demands.

Rabiot, 27, has been excellent this season. Juventus got off to a woeful start, but have won their last six Serie A games, without conceding a single goal. In that time, Rabiot has turned from a defensive midfielder, into a goalscoring one.

Indeed, he has had a hand in five goals – scoring three and laying on two assists. That form carried on into the World Cup. He started against Australia on Tuesday evening, equalising after Australia took the lead – setting up the second.

Reports from CMW said on Wednesday that Liverpool were planning a straight-swap deal involving Konstantinos Tsimikas in January. CM add to that. They say that Juve are unable to meet his £8.5million-a-year wage demands.

CM say he is currently earning £116,000 a week – and Juve will be unable to go beyond that. However, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all willing to pay what Rabiot wants. A January move to England is becoming more and more likely.

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham willing to meet Rabiot demands

Rabiot is one of the most in-form midfielders at the World Cup. His performance against Australia was almost unplayable. WhoScored say he produced more tackles than anyone else, 57/63 passes, tackles, a goal and an assist.

Coming into the current season, Rabiot might have been seen as a player that contributes little. Good in the air, but a holding midfielder and somewhat limited. But since then, he has shown he can be dynamic and impact both boxes.

Given he will be allowed to leave Juventus on the cheap, given his current contract situation – he could be a bargain for clubs in January. There is no doubt he would improve the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and even Liverpool.

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