Barcelona may step up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to sign him in January, say El Mundo Deportivo.
The 23-year-old is out of contract in Paris this June and whilst he would be available for a free transfer next summer, Barca are not the only club linked to his signature.
Manchester City, Tottenham, Juventus, Milan and Liverpool are among the leading European clubs reported to have an interest in the French midfielder.
Barca are reported to lead the chase for Rabiot’s signature with El Mundo Deportivo reporting earlier this week he has informed the Catalan club, via intermediaries, that he wanted a move to the Camp Nou.
The Blaugrana reportedly are wary of the situation due to Dani Ceballos and Antoine Griezmann both ‘agreeing’ moves to the Camp Nou before later changing their mind.
PSG are said to have increased their offer to an annual wage from €7m plus bonuses up to a sum of €9m plus bonuses.
However, the midfielder is said to only consider renewing at PSG for a base rate of €10m annually, which could compromise their UEFA Financial Fair Play position.
The Catalan giants were strongly linked to Rabiot this summer but instead signed Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal to replace the outgoing Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.