Arsenal in pole position to sign Juventus midfielder

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Juventus are now free to selling Adrien Rabiot if a club makes an offer of £25million (€30m), according to reports.

Mikel Arteta has placed Adrien Rabiot at the top of his January wishlist and believes he could be a pivotal addition to Arsenal’s midfield.

Juventus initially knocked back Arsenal’s interest in Adrien Rabiot, insisting the midfielder was not for sale having only joined the Italian side during the summer.

Adrien Rabiot is yet to nail down a regular place in Juventus’ side but managed back-to-back 90 minutes in Serie A for the first time this campaign in wins over Sampdoria and Udinese.

Sport Mediaset claim Adrien Rabiot’s inconsistent form at Juventus means the club would consider any proposes that between £21m and £25m.

The Gunners will face competition from Everton for the Frenchman’s put pen to paper, as Carlo Ancelotti coached Rabiot when he was in charge at PSG.

Mikel Arteta wants to sign two centre-backs and a midfielder in the winter, with Granit Xhaka edging closer to an exit from the Emirates.

Granit Xhaka has agreed on personal terms with German side Arsenal and Hertha Berlin are poised to sanction his switch once Mikel Arteta gives the green light.

Arsenal are expected to make joinings in January, but it is unclear how much of a budget Mikel Arteta will have available to him.

The Gunners begin their 2020 with a crucial home game versus Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta’s side are stranded in the bottom half of the Premier League table, but a win could lift them back into the top ten.