Midfielder linked with Chelsea says he wants to play in the Premier League

'I'd like': 27-year-old WC star admits he wants to play in the Premier League, Chelsea reportedly want to sign him

Chelsea target Adrien Rabiot has admitted he wants to play in the Premier League at some stage in his career.

Juventus star Rabiot, 27, is a central midfielder linked with clubs in England.

The France international has never played in the Premier League before in his career, but speculation suggests offers may soon be on the table to change that.

Calciomercato reports that Chelsea may be prepared to meet Rabiot’s wage demands to sign him for Juventus. In addition, Calciomercato claims that Newcastle United may be ready to submit a January bid to sign the 27-year-old.

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Rabiot wants to play in the Premier League

Juventus midfielder Rabiot, who’s currently impressing on the World Cup stage with France, has said playing in the Premier League does appeal to him.

He doesn’t role out a move to England’s top division at some stage further down the line.

“I have always said that I’d like to play in England in my career. I still have that desire. I’d like to evolve in the Premier League,” Rabiot said, as quoted by The Athletic.

“I haven’t got a Premier League team in mind right now. I haven’t chosen a team or anything. It’s a general thing.

“It’s the league, it’s the level of play that’s going on, that’s what attracts me most. It corresponds to my qualities.”

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On paper, Rabiot could really suit Premier League football.

He covers a lot of ground in the midfield, especially for France, and is technically gifted on top of that.

The Juventus star doesn’t have Champions League football in the second half of the season after the Italians dropped down into the Europa League, but they’re usually dead certs to reach Europe’s elite club competition each year.

The Premier League is becoming tougher and tougher to finish at the top end of the table due to the amount of quality across the board.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.