Man Utd chief John Murtough flies home from Turin after talks with Adrien Rabiot’s mum in desperate bid to seal transfer


MANCHESTER UNITED chief John Murtough has flown home from Turin after holding talks with Adrien Rabiot’s mum over a potential transfer.

United are hoping to bolster new boss Erik ten Hag’s squad following a slow start to the Premier League season.

Murtough was pictured leaving Turin following talks over Rabiot

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Murtough was pictured leaving Turin following talks over RabiotCredit: Sky Sports
Frenchman Rabiot has a year left on his deal at Juve

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Frenchman Rabiot has a year left on his deal at JuveCredit: Getty
Mother Veronique represents her son and has met with Murtough

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Mother Veronique represents her son and has met with MurtoughCredit: Getty

The Red Devils lost their opening game 2-1 to Brighton at Old Trafford.

Midfield was a key area for concern and United are hoping to sign Rabiot, 27, from Juventus in a £15million transfer.

United chief Murtough even flew out to Turin to speak with the player’s mother, who happens to be his agent.

Rabiot and mum Veronique are holding out for £8.4m-per-year, with the Frenchman already one of the Serie A’s highest earners.

Should a move fail to materialise, the player could stay at Juve and see out the final year of his contract before commanding a high wage as a free agent next summer.

Murtough has now been pictured leaving Turin on Friday and the outcome of the talks over Rabiot are yet to be revealed.

United appear to be failing in their attempts to land another midfielder in Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.

Ten Hag worked with the player at Ajax before he moved onto the Spanish giants.

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Chelsea are said to be leading the race for the Dutchman.

The Blues are able to offer De Jong Champions League football, while at United, he’d have to settle for the Europa League.





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