Juventus have offered French midfielder Adrien Rabiot the chance to renew his contract that is due to expire at the end of the season.
However, according to Gazzetta via TuttoMercatoWeb, his mother, Veronique Rabiot, does not want her son to accept the contract.
Rabiot looked destined to leave Turin last summer after falling out of favour with the club and had no shortage of suitors, including AS Monaco and Manchester United.
The Red Devils wanted midfield reinforcements to cope with the departures of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, who joined Roma and Juventus respectively.
The potential deal fell apart as United were reluctant to meet the demands of the player’s entourage.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was also reluctant to see the 27-year-old leave the club. He fought to keep him against the club’s wishes, and his decision looks to have paid off.
He capped off an impressive performance with two late goals to seal the win for his side, and the club now reportedly want to keep him.
However, his mother/agent Veronique is reportedly against the idea of her son extending the term of his contract with the Italian club.
If both sides fail to find an agreement, Rabiot will leave for free at the end of the season. The midfielder will also be eligible to sign a pre-contract with any new potential employers in January.
Since the start of the season, the former Paris Saint-Germain man has produced some decent performances for Bianconeri.
After scoring twice in Juve’s home game against Maccabi Haifa, Rabiot’s second-half brace against Empoli was testimony to a rejuvenated player.
If he can keep up with his performances, his stock will continue to rise and there will be no shortage of suitors vying for his services next summer.
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