Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot – a reported transfer target for Barcelona – could be about to sign for Italian giants Milan.
Corriere dello Sport say the Milanese club would need to sell before bringing in the Frenchman, who is a prime candidate on their transfer shortlist.
The 23-year-old, who was excluded from France’s World Cup squad this summer, sees his contract in Paris expire next summer which has led to transfer speculation over an exit this year.
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, the Catalan giants have already signed Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal to replace Andres Iniesta and Paulinho this summer, meaning their interest may have been discontinued.