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Barcelona confirm interest in Adrien Rabiot but deny having agreed a deal

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The club were in contact a week ago

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Barcelona released a statement on Sunday denying having reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

Speculation has been rife over recent weeks that Barcelona will move for the midfielder in the January transfer window, and the club do confirm they are interested in the 23-year-old.

“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 only contact made was during the month of August and one week ago. In both cases, this contact was made with PSG’s sporting management to show FC Barcelona’s interest in player Adrien Rabiot.

“FC Barcelona have always wanted to work with the utmost transparency in their dealings with PSG and with any other club.

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

Source | FC Barcelona

Barcelona appear keen to show they’ve not been involved in any illegal approaches for the midfielder. However, their recent contact shows they are interested in bringing him to the Camp Nou.