Chelsea have enquired with PSG about possibly purchasing Adrien Rabiot out of the last six months of his current deal, with the door open on the side of the Ligue 1 champions, according to L’Équipe.
After allowing Cesc Fabregas to reunite with Thierry Henry in a free transfer with the possibility of minor bonuses based on performances being paid to Chelsea in the long run, the Blues are actively seeking a replacement and are internally discussing the possibility of going after Rabiot.
They are aware that they have considerable ground to make up, with the Frenchman, who travels today with PSG to their Qatar winter training camp, having already reached an agreement with Barcelona over a free transfer arrival next summer, including a €10m signing bonus and a €10m a year wage on a 5-year contract.
Chelsea join Bayern Munich in making an approach over a possible January transfer to guzump Barcelona this week.
The Blues would have to convince the player’s agent, Veronique Rabiot, who has proven difficult to negotiate with.