Adrien Rabiot has been outstanding for Juventus this season playing 41 games in all competitions – Chelsea are thought to have set their sights on signing the 26-year-old midfielder who has also attracted interest from Barcelona – The Frenchman who joined the Old Lady from PSG in 2019 will see off his contract at the end of this season PAY ATTENTION: Help us change more lives, join TUKO.co.ke’s Patreon programme Premier League club Chelsea have joined the race to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot who is also being trailed by Spanish giants Barcelona

The sensational player has featured for the Old Lady 41 times in all competitions this season but his contract lapses at the end of the season.

It was gathered that he would now be available for around £17million in the summer transfer window. Italian outlet Calciomercato via Complete Sports are claiming that the player’s mother who doubles as his agent is already in talks with Barcelona, amid reports Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is also interested

The 26-year-old Frenchman signed for Juventus on a free transfer from Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain side in July 2019. The eft-footed central midfielder could play alongside international team-mate N’Golo Kante in West London should he seal the transfer to the Premier League. Rabiot has previously made clear he loves playing alongside Kante, revealing “it is easy to play alongside the former Leicester City star. “He never stops. It’s easy to play alongside him,” Rabiot was quoted saying on Kante after lining up together against Ukraine back in March.

Chelsea’s interest in Rabiot comes at a time Tuchel is said to be keen to build his own team that can challenge for titles. The German tactician has enjoyed a bright start to life since joining the Stamford Bridge outfit at the end of January when he replaced Frank Lampard who was sacked at the time. He has since led the blues back to the top four and helped them book a place in the Champions League semi-finals.