Report: Seven-time league winning midfielder would like to join Chelsea, has great relationship with Thomas Tuchel

Reports suggest Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot would be keen on a move to Chelsea this summer.

According to The Telegraph, the player’s good relationship with Thomas Tuchel could play a factor in the midfielder’s next move.

Rabiot boasts a highly-successful career already, with seven league titles to his with PSG and Juventus.

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He enjoyed a dominant spell in France, winning six out of the seven available Ligue 1 trophies.

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After leaving the Parisians in 2019, the central midfielder has made 129 appearances in all competitions for Juventus.

Despite still appearing regularly, the France international has only one year left on his contract with the Old Lady, with him unlikely to remain at the club past his current deal.

Originally, Italian media had claimed Juventus were more keen at the prospect of a swap deal for Real Betis’ William Carvalho.

However, The Telegraph claims Rabiot is more keen to a move to the Premier League, with his ambitions suggesting he would like to play for a team competing in the Champions League.

The report also suggests that manager Tuchel has a good relationship with the midfielder, with him wanting to keep hold of him when the pair were together at PSG.

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It goes on to say the German is set to have more say on the club’s transfers from now, potentially putting Rabiot in the frame for a move to Stamford Bridge, although Chelsea’s interest in him is as yet unconfirmed.

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While Chelsea are in need of depth in the midfield areas, with Mateo Kovacic and N’golo Kante both suffering from injury problems last season, the club should not forget about the returning Conor Gallagher.

Gallagher’s excellent season at Crystal Palace last year proved he can compete with the best midfielders in the league, earning a number of caps for the England national team.

That being said, an experienced face through the door who already has a great relationship with the manager can certainly bring great competition to a stacked position at Stamford Bridge.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.