Barcelona confirm Rabiot contact but deny breaking transfer rules

Los aficionados del PSG invitan a Rabiot a marcharse al Barça

Los aficionados del PSG invitan a Rabiot a marcharse al Barça

Midfielder Adrien Rabiot's deal with PSG comes to an end this season, and it does not look like he will sign a new contract with the club.

PSG have played hardball with Rabiot insisting he will not play for the Ligue 1 champions again until commits his long-term future to them.

Meanwhile, L'Equipe sustain that despite the denials from Rabiot's people, there have been "discussions" for weeks between the Catalan club and the France midfielder, who is available for free win the summer when his terms with PSG expire, over a "pre-contract agreement".

"FC Barcelona wish to address stories published in France regarding the signing of players from Paris Saint Germain, and make clear that they have not breached any rule in this regard", the statement read.

The La Liga champions admitted they twice made an approach to PSG to express interest in the Frenchman this year, but issued a statement on Sunday to clarify that terms have not been agreed and that no transfer regulations were breached.

It added: "The only contacts were carried out last August and now a week ago".

Barcelona have denied reaching an agreement to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and dismissed allegations of impropriety in their transfer dealings.

"FC Barcelona refute the existence of any type of agreement with PSG player Adrien Rabiot".

Rabiot has made 227 appearances for PSG since his debut in 2012, scoring 24 goals in that time.

However, Al-Khelaifi is said to be relieved at the prospect of no longer having to deal with Rabiot's agent and mother, who has been troublesome for the PSG board for a number of years.

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