Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has refused to comment on reports linking PSG’s Adrien Rabiot with Barcelona
Adrien Rabiot has pulled out of contract talks with PSG and looks set to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique said the 23-year-old was “indefinitely benched” after the breakdown in negotiations and suggested Barca had made a “disrespectful proposal” for Rabiot. The midfielder’s agent and mother Veronique denied being in contact with any other club and stated he was “buying his freedom” by refusing to renew.
Speaking at a news conference ahead of Saturday’s LaLiga game at home to Celta Vigo, Ernesto Valverde opted not to discuss Rabiot.
“These are questions about other clubs,” Valverde told reporters on Friday when asked about the PSG star. “We don’t tend to poke our noses where they don’t belong, we have enough to worry about without worrying about other clubs. I’d rather not comment for that reason, it’s not up to me to talk about that player and that club.”