ADRIEN RABIOT has quelled speculation regarding his departure from Juventus, a blow to Newcastle’s transfer plans.
The French have closely linked to an exit from Turin in recent months, but now claims he sees his long-term future with the Italian giants.
When asked about his future on international duty with France by TeleFoot, Rabiot said: “I am happy in Turin. I see my future at Juventus, of course! ”
Rabiot is said to be a January transfer target for Newcastle, who will be looking to strengthen their squad in an attempt to avoid relegation.
But The Magpies will have to look elsewhere, with the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder declaring he is not interested in leaving the Allianz Stadium.
Rabiot has started eight of Juve’s 12 games so far this season, missing the others due to a combined injury and coronavirus.
He has established himself as a key player for the Bianconeri this season, operating on the left side of a four-man midfield under Massimiliano Allegri.
The Frenchman has been the best player in his first two seasons in Serie A, after joining PSG on a free transfer in 2019.
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But with his place on the team being secured at the moment, Rabiot looks set to stay in Turin and will not entertain a move to Tyneside in January.
He had was previously linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, but Newcastle have emerged as surprise leaders after they took over last month.
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Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was named their new head coach last week, after Steve Bruce was fired.
And he is expected to look to recruit some of his former players to bolster Newcastle’s squad in the face of what looks like a difficult relegation puzzle piece.
The likes of Nathan Ake, Lloyd Kelly and Jefferson Lerma have all been on Newcastle’s radar, as have James Tarkowski and Jesse Lingard.
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Former technical director of Chelsea and Monaco Michael Emenalo are also said to be lining up to take on a similar role at St James’ Park.
He was in charge of Chelsea’s transfer strategy as the club signed the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.
And Emenalo there will be plenty of money to play if he is appointed – but will have to prioritize avoiding relegation before looking to sign big names.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4065114/newcastle-adrien-rabiot-transfer-blow-juventus/ | Newcastle transfer as Adrien Rabiot says he is ‘happy in Turin’ and ‘sees his future’ with Juventus