Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on Pep Guardiola’s list of potential transfer targets at Manchester City.
However, it has been revealed that Juventus Chief Fabio Paratici has already ‘said no’ to Manchester City sporting director Txiki Begiristain.
A report from TuttoSport and translated by Sport Witness has revealed that the 25 year-old midfielder is a player of interest for both Manchester City and Manchester United, but a statement from Italian agent Vincenzo Morabito has ruled out any sort of move to the Etihad Stadium.
“The Frenchman is on Pep Guardiola’s list of goals at Manchester City. But he won’t leave Juventus,” said Morabito.
While Rabiot did get off to a slow start at ‘The Old Lady’, he has since found his feet and become a regular in Andrea Pirlo’s starting eleven.
It is reported that Manchester City could be in the market for a deep lying midfielder but the Premier League leaders have shown great interest in Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, and a move for the Italian is far more likely.
There has also been a watchful eye placed on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria - who has already faced Manchester City once this season, and is due to visit the Etihad in the second-leg of a Champions League last-16 tie in the coming weeks.
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