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Barcelona reportedly targeting World Cup winner as option for Adrien Rabiot

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If the PSG player doesn’t come to Camp Nou, Barça have added another name to their list of backups

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It’s pretty clear by now that Barcelona are zeroed in on Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain as their final transfer target after signing Clément Lenglet, Arthur and Malcom, but PSG continue to make negotiations very tough.

Barça are starting to look elsewhere for options in case the Rabiot pursuit goes south, and they’re already targeting Valencia captain Dani Parejo as an option. And according to a new report today, there’s a new target.

Mundo Deportivo says that Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla has been added to the list of Rabiot options, with the World Cup winner providing the experience and talent Ernesto Valverde is looking for as a Sergio Busquets backup.

Also according to the report, Arsenal are strong favorites to sign Nzonzi because of the player’s relationship with new Gunners manager Unai Emery, so that makes things tough if Barça ever decide to go after the 29-year-old.

Nzonzi doesn’t look like a great option, and he seems to be just a backup at this point. I personally like Parejo a lot more than Big Steve, but I’ll be happy if neither player is at Camp Nou after August 31st. What do you think?