Man United target Adrien Rabiot will remain with Juventus after all. The French midfielder had an expiring contract in Turin, but has decided not to cash in on that transfer-free status. Instead, he signs a new one-year contract with La Vecchia Signora.
Juventus manages to keep Rabiot out of Ten Hag’s hands
That is a relief for Juventus, because Rabiot (28) also enjoyed explicit interest from Manchester United. Erik ten Hag is still looking for reinforcements in his midfield for the coming months, and Rabiot was an important candidate, partly due to the absence of a transfer fee. The trainer from Haaksbergen will have to look further.
Rabiot remains loyal to his Italian boss, even after a disastrous season that resulted in the black and whites not going into the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in twelve years. A point penalty of ten points sentenced the club to the preliminary rounds of the Conference League, so Rabiot remains on board.
Man United reach an agreement with De Gea, but still withdraw the offer
Striking news from The Athletic: Manchester United and David de Gea agreed on a contract extension, but the club has withdrawn the offer.
Manchester United has been working for some time to extend De Gea’s expiring contract, but has not reached an agreement with the keeper. He is available on a free transfer on June 30. According to The Athletic, De Gea had agreed with Manchester United about extending his contract, but the club has come back. Instead, the goalkeeper was offered a new contract with a lower salary than before. De Gea did not accept it. Meanwhile, a transfer to Saudi Arabia beckons.
De Gea reportedly agreed to a “drastic reduction” in his salary. Why Manchester United suddenly withdrew is not stated. In any case, the club has not put a scribble under the agreement. As mentioned, the new offer from Manchester United has not (yet) been accepted by De Gea. The goalkeeper keeps his options open.
In the background, Manchester United seems to be working on a possible successor for De Gea. The name of Andre Onana (Internazionale) is emphatically circulating at Old Trafford.