Liverpool learn Adrien Rabiot transfer demand after enquiry as Anthony Gordon stance made clear

Adrien Rabiot
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Liverpool have reportedly placed themselves strongly in the race to sign free agent Adrien Rabiot.

The France international's contract expired at the end of last month after five seasons with Juventus. Reports suggest that Liverpool have made an enquiry for his services but with a host of clubs interested in his services, it remains to be seen where his next destination will be.

TEAMtalk suggests that his mother and agent is 'locked in talks' with potential suitors while he is away at the Euro 2024 with France. Liverpool meanwhile, are mentioned as being among the list of potential suitors as Arne Slot is keen to sign a new midfielder following the departure of Thiago Alcantara.

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As per reports in Italy, the Reds sporting director Richard Hughes has been doing his 'due diligence' on what would be required to strike a deal. Rabiot is claimed to have been offered a new deal by Juve worth £6million over two seasons, in addition to a salary of around £57,500 a week.

However, that is said to fall below Rabiot's expectations, with his agent seeking a salary of around the £80,000-a-week mark for the midfielder. Whether Liverpool agree to meet those demands remains to be seen, however.

Meanwhile, Caught Offside claim that Manchester United have reportedly joined the race for Anthony Gordon.

The winger is highly appreciated by the Anfield chiefs but ultimately, were put off negotiating with Newcastle following their request to sign Jarell Quansah in return. It wasn’t a deal that worked for Liverpool given that at Quansah’s departure would have left the Reds lighter in defence, a position they require depth.

Whether the club may return with an offer for Gordon remains to be seen given the cost of acquiring him will be considerably higher. Elsewhere, journalist Ben Jacobs claims that both clubs may have to cough up £100m to sign him.

Jacobs explained that Newcastle United regard Gordon as 'untouchable' and speaking on the Attacking Football podcast, the transfer journalist said: "Newcastle view Anthony Gordon as untouchable.

"If Liverpool want to sign Anthony Gordon, the fee is back up to that £100 million mark."-