In an official statement released by La Liga champions Barcelona earlier today, the Catalan club confirmed their pursuit of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot but denied any wrongdoing.
“We 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.”
Rabiot’s contract with Les Parisiens expires in June and the Frenchman has told the Ligue 1 champions of his decision not to extend his contract.