Serie A star missing from pre-season tour, Newcastle United & Chelsea linked with £15m bid

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The France international is believed to be open to a move to reignite his career.

Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move for Adrien Rabiot as doubts continue over the France midfielder’s future at Juventus.

It it just over three years since the 27-year-old left Paris Saint Germain to join the Serie A giants on a free transfer and he went on to enjoy a succesful first season in Italy as Juve claimed a ninth consecutive league title.

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Further success followed with a Coppa Italia Final win over Atalanta in May last year - but the Turin giants were left empty-handed last season after finishing in fourth place in Serie A and falling to a 4-2 cup final defeat against Inter Milan.

Rabiot continued to be a constant presence in the heart of the Juve side throughout the season but has been linked with a move away from the club as he enters the final 12 months of his current contract.

That has led to speculation the midfielder could secure a move to the Premier League or a return to former club PSG over the coming weeks.

That speculation was heightened by the decision to exclude from the Juventus squad that will travel to America - but ‘personal reasons’ have been cited as the reason for his absence by Italian outlet CalcioMercato.

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Newcastle, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been cited as possible destinations for Rabiot, with the Magpies described as lacking ‘the appeal’ of their Premier League rivals.

The player’s agent and mother, Veronique, is said to be ‘working’ to find a club that will pay the £15million asking price and allow her son to take the next step in his career.

Paris Saint Germain are said to be ‘a possibility’ and they could use Argentina midfielder Leandro Parades as a possible makeweight to take their former star back to the Parc de Princes.

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