Liverpool and Arsenal's efforts to sign highly-rated midfielder Adrien Rabiot appear to have been given a boost after Barcelona cooled their interest.

According to reports in Spain, the Catalan club are 'tired of waiting' for an answer after contacting the 23-year-old's representatives.

Rabiot's contract at Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire at the end of the season, and he has told the Ligue 1 champions that he won't sign an extension.

Barca had reportedly offered a 10 million Euro signing on fee - the equivalent of £8.7 million - and the same sum as an annual salary.

But now they have decided to look elsewhere after the Frenchman's camp failed to get back to them, SportWitness reports.

Liverpool are said to be circling, but says many expect him to link up with his former manager, Unai Emery at Arsenal.

He has made 14 appearances for PSG this year, but has been left out of the side since December after announcing his intention to leave.

Rabiot has played 240 times for the French club, finding the net 25 times in all competitions.

Source: Daily Mirror

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