MANCHESTER UNITED sent a scout to watch Adrien Rabiot in France’s Euro 2020 defeat to Switzerland, according to reports.
The 26-year-old midfielder played for the world champions at left wing-back during their shock loss.
Adrien Rabiot, 25, is currently playing for Italian giants JuventusCredit: Getty
According to the Daily Star, a United scout was at the game in Bucharest to watch Rabiot in action.
It was a nightmare evening for Rabiot and his French teammates, losing on penalties in a shock result.
Although the Juventus star has featured 62 times in Serie A since his move from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2019, reports claim the club are willing to let him leave for just £17million.
United, along with Chelsea and Barcelona, are believed to be interested in signing the player.
Rumours suggest the Red Devils are considering offering flop Donny van de Beek to the Italian giants as part of a swap deal for Rabiot.
And there has been speculation about a swap deal involving the France international and United defender Alex Telles.
Rabiot is known for his ability to play anywhere in midfield and at wing-back – versatility United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may desire.
The 19-cap international spent a few months at Manchester City’s academy in 2008 before returning to his native France.
He went on to become a promising talent at PSG, making 150 Ligue 1 appearances and winning five league titles before joining Juve.
Rabiot has won Serie A, the Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup during his spell in Turin, earning a place in Didier Deschamps’ Euro 2020 squad.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sacho remains United’s No1 transfer target this summer, with a deal for the England winger reportedly close.
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