Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to the Guardian.

The Red Devils have reportedly agreed a £15m fee with the Serie A giants to sign the 27-year-old who has one year left to run on his contract with the Old Lady.

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The report states that the Bianconeri are happy to sell the France international but discussions regarding personal terms are at an early stage.

In order for a deal to be processed – the green light will reportedly be required from Rabiot’s agent, and mother, Veronique.

Manchester United reach agreement to sign Adrien Rabiot

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Following yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season, which was the worst possible start to Erik ten Hag’s reign, panic stations look to have kicked in within the club’s transfer strategy.

Either side of the damaging defeat to the Seagulls, United have been linked with a double Serie A raid – with former Stoke City and West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic also linked with a move from Bologna.

With the chances of Frenkie de Jong seemingly reuniting with his former Ajax boss at Old Trafford dwindling by the day – United have understandably switched their attentions elsewhere barring a dramatic U-turn in the Barcelona midfielder’s stance on moving to the twenty-time league champions materializing .

Manchester United once again started another Premier League season with Scott McTominay and Fred as the first-choice midfield pairing.

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‘McFred’s’ performance was torn apart by former Manchester United captain Roy Keane and the Irishman reiterated that his former side will not get back to the top as long as the aforementioned duo are starting week in, week out for the club.

Rabiot, who has been capped 29 times for France, has won 24 trophies during his career with 20 of those coming during his time with Paris Saint Germain.

Juventus’ number 25 had a brief spell in Manchester City’s academy but he never made an appearance for the Citizens first team.

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