Report: Chelsea are willing to pay 'unplayable' player's increased wage demands, he wants £8m-per-year - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea are reportedly prepared to pay Adrien Rabiot’s increased wage requirements.

According to Calciomercato, Todd Boehly is willing to meet the midfielder’s desired monetary demands.

Rabiot is apparently asking for £8m-per-year, with his current contract at Juventus reaching the £6m-per-year mark.

The Serie A side might soon stop paying this fee.

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His deal with the Italians ends in June, and there is significant expectation that he will leave once it concludes, or potentially before.

Calciomercato claim Juve had decided to sell the Frenchman to Manchester United last summer, but the player’s financial wants were just too much.

Whilst Juve are seemingly eager to offload such an economic burden, few clubs will be eager to take the load onto their shoulders.

Chelsea are apparently one of those clubs, however.

Will Rabiot be reeled in by Chelsea?

Todd Boehly has the bank to fund Rabiot’s wishes, and may consider the transfer more favourably considering Graham Potter clearly requires a midfield reboot.

N’Golo Kante’s repeated absences through injury has led to questions over his Chelsea future.

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Jorginho might be more readily available, but at 30-years of age, his tenure at Stamford Bridge is slowly coming to an end.

Both and Kante are the wrong side of the 30 mark, plus possess contracts that expire in the summer.

Rabiot: really good or really bad

Rabiot is younger than the experienced pair and despite his inconsistencies, is still a terrific talent on his day.

He proved this earlier in the week at the World Cup, where he sparkled for France in their 4-1 victory over Australia.

It was a performance that is expected of a player with such skill, but not often always delivered.

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There is certainly a sense Rabiot can deliver regularly, if his application is right.  

“I interviewed David Luiz when he was at PSG and Rabiot was still there and he said, ‘Rio, one of the most talented players here is Rabiot. But he just needs to get himself right, get his mindset right, his attitude right. If he gets that right he could be unplayable, unstoppable’,” revealed Rio Ferdinand in August.

Some might see Rabiot’s potential move to Chelsea as a risk; it’s down to him to prove the doubters wrong.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."