Paris Saint-Germain will be prepared to sell Adrien Rabiot during the January transfer window as they seek to avoid financial loss.
The midfielder is in the final year of his current contract and evidently has no plans on signing an extension with the French champions.
Rabiot has regularly been touted as a target for Liverpool, with French journalist Julien Laurens claiming back in September that the Reds had contacted the player’s agent over a potential free transfer.
Though British media outlets were quick to quash such suggestions, Rabiot’s uncertain future has since continued to fuel links.
PSG are now favouring a sale in January in order to prevent the 23-year-old from leaving on a free in the summer, report L’Equipe.
Le Parisien have meanwhile claimed that Barcelona have reached an agreement with Rabiot and that his move to the Catalan giants is a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’.
Rabiot always appeared an unlikely target on Liverpool’s part when considering the arrival of both Naby Keita and Fabinho during the summer.
Nonetheless, there is now always the possibility Jurgen Klopp is preparing contingency plans in light of James Milner’s age and Adam Lallana’s injury woes.
Recruiting an orthodox central playmaker undoubtedly remains a priority for the German as he seeks to find a long-term replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
Intentions to do so, however, seem more likely to be exercised in the summer as opposed to the January window.