Barcelona-target Adrien Rabiot is close to signing a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
ESPN FC say the 23-year-old, who was excluded from France’s World Cup squad this summer, looks set to remain at the Parisians.
Rabiot’s contract expires next summer which had let to suggestions that Barca could move for his signature at a watered-down price.
A report in France Football earlier this month said Barca technical director Eric Abidal had met with the player’s mother to discuss a potential deal, while the El Mundo Deportivo printed an image of the Barca duo in the Paris airport.
A parallel report in Diario Sport had suggested the French champions would sanction a deal at around €40m despite Rabiot captaining PSG in all three of their International Champions Cup matches.
However, fresh reports suggest new boss Thomas Tuchel has struck up a good relationship with the central midfielder and that will persuade him to stay in the French capital.