Man Utd handed massive blow in their pursuit of French playmaker

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Adrien Rabiot is reportedly eyeing up a move to Liverpool, despite the Reds arch rivals Man Utd showing a more concrete interest for his services.

The 24-year-old will officially become free agent in the next few weeks after turning down his contract with PSG,

A move to La Liga champions, Barcelona in January fell through for the Frenchman, although he is believed to have plenty of options ahead of the next season, given that he is available for nothing in terms of a transfer fee.

The Red Devils are believed to have offered the midfielder a £9m per year contract offer, on top of a £4.5m signing bonus, however, The Sun suggests that he is stalling on agreeing on terms with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Rabiot is instead rumoured to be holding out for an approach from the Eglish top-tier rivals Liverpool, who may see him as a smart investment.

The Merseyside Reds are celebrating their sixth European triumph after beating the Spurs 2-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not given up on the prospect of securing services of Portuguese sensational Bruno Fernandes this summer, according to the reports.

The Sporting Lisbon main man who has been also a target for Liverpool has managed to found back of the net 32 times in all competitions this campaign and has an £85million release clause in his current deal that runs until 2023, Sporting are thought to be ready to cash in on 24-year-old midfielder this summer and sell for less than his deals break clause.