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Arsenal Edge Closer To Signing Of Midfield Starlet As PSG Exclude Him From Their Squad

Rabiot appears to have no future in Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been excluded from their squad as punishment for not signing a new contract and refusing to join AS Roma in the summer, according to French publication Le Parisian.

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Rabiot has entered the final year of his current deal at the Parc des Princes and is looking for a move away from the Ligue 1 champions – but not to Roma.

The Serie A club were the only side to make an official move for the 19-year-old, but the player and his advisors felt their offer was not good enough and decided not to head to the Stadio Olimpico.

Roma were prepared to pay Rabiot a basic salary of around £12,000-a-week with annual bonuses of around £55,000, but the Frenchman felt he could earn more money elsewhere.

In the end no other team came in for the youngster, although the Gunners are known admirers and manager Arsene Wenger is sure to be keeping tabs on the situation.

PSG meanwhile are keen not to show weakness and with a squad brimming with expensive talent they can afford to omit Rabiot from their senior squad – with the midfield ace limited to reserve matches until at least January.

In the New Year the France Under-21 international is free to start discussing a contract with foreign clubs, although the starlet will probably want a permanent switch then rather than wasting a whole 12 months in the French capital.

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