Liverpool face competition from European giants for £45m-rated star

Liverpool are preparing to do battle with Premier League rivals Manchester City for the landing of Adrien Rabiot.

The French star has reportedly been the subject of offers from the Reds, but Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that Manchester City are also interested in welcoming Rabiot to their squad.

The Paris Saint-Germain player has been disillusioned with his status in the French capital for a while, despite being an integral part of last campaign’s Ligue 1 title-winning side.

Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp is said to be coveting the box-to-box threat, although the Citizens are now also in the stakes for one of Europe’s most in-demand stars.

Adrien has received six France caps but was omitted from the FIFA 2018 World Cup squad that would go on to lift the famous trophy.

Liverpool and Manchester City are famed for their battles on the pitch, but could now flex their muscles away from the pitch as they try to convince Adrien they are the right destination for him.

This term, in all competitions, France international has made 15 appearances, scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist.