The saga surrounding Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel and long-term Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot’s future has reopened after Spanish giants Barcelona requested the Frenchman lowered his wage requests and withdrew their initial offer, according to a report.
Adrien is winding down his deal at the Parc des Princes and looks set to depart from the Parisians on a free transfer in the summer transfer market.
Blaugrana were among a host of clubs interested in the star last month but were accused of launching an illegal approach, which the Catalan heavyweights denied in an official statement.
La Liga champions will only reopen talks if the 23-year-old star lowers his wage demands, according to a Spanish daily sports newspaper Sport.
The outlet also states the France international Rabiot still wants to move to the Camp Nou in the summer and has hired a new representative as a result.
Rabiot has not played for the club since the final match of the UCL group stage last year and has been asked to train with the reserves rather than the first team on the orders of owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
It was reported in his native France last month that Adrien had turned down a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur as he hoped to join Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool instead.
Barca, though, appears to be the star’s most likely destination after nearly ten years in the French capital. Since his debut back in 2012 Rabiot has made 227 matches but has featured only 20 times this term having been frozen out.