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Report: Juventus agree to personal terms with Adrien Rabiot

Could another midfielder be arriving on a free transfer?

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Beppe Marotta may be making his business deals at Inter Milan now, but Juventus’ quest to continue the tradition of bringing in midfielders for little-to-no transfer fee looks to be alive and well this summer.

According to SportItalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, Juventus have agreed to personal terms with one of its long-standing transfer targets — Paris Saint-Germain midfielder and soon-to-be free agent Adrien Rabiot. The 24-year-old Rabiot, who has seemingly been linked with a move to Juventus over the last two or three years, has reportedly agreed to a five-year contract worth a salary upwards of €7 million, according to Pedulla’s report late Wednesday.

On top of Pedulla’s report, Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia is saying that while his sources are telling him there is no deal with Rabiot just yet, Juventus feel confident that they will be able to sign the young French midfielder relatively soon.

Ah, you gotta love it.

So, whatever level Juventus’ potential deal with Rabiot is — in the works, getting close to a complete agreement or basically an all-systems-go kind of agreement — there isn’t really anything being reported out there right now saying that he won’t be signing with Juventus this summer. We could very well have a better idea of what is going on once Rabiot’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the month and he’s able to sign whatever the heck he wants witch whomever the heck he wants.

Or, for now, we can rely on the information the press — specifically that in Italy or France — which is telling us that, the bare minimum, Juventus are having rather confident kind of thoughts that Rabiot will be joining their squad this summer and giving them a second midfielder on a free transfer alongside Aaron Ramsey.