Inter Plot Audacious Bid for Juventus Stalwart

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has reportedly set his sights on Juventus vice-captain Adrien Rabiot amid the Frenchman’s contractual turmoil. Today’s Tuttosport takes stock of Marotta’s audacious idea of luring the 28-year-old to Giuseppe Meazza at the end of the season.
Rabiot’s contract at Juventus runs out in less than six months. But after signing a short-term extension last summer, he has yet to discuss new terms with the Turin outfit. His mother-agent Veronique remains doubtful about her son’s long-term prospects at the Allianz Stadium.
However, Massimiliano Allegri sees Rabiot as a crucial component of his midfield set-up. The Italian manager has unlimited trust in the ex-Paris Saint-Germain ace and wants to tie him down to a new contract. But as Juventus remain radio-silent, Inter have spotted a window of opportunity.
Known for his persuasion techniques, Marotta is ready to embark on another challenging mission. Signing top-class players in cut-price or Bosman deals was his specialty during his successful time at Juventus. Nothing has changed over the years.
The Inter executive is keen to give Juventus a taste of their own medicine as he bids to go behind their back to convince Rabiot to swap allegiances. Marotta pulled off a similar agreement with Hakan Calhanoglu during the closing stages of the Turk’s career at Milan.
But Inter are not alone in the race for Rabiot. Several foreign clubs, including Manchester United, are keeping close tabs on the Juventus ace, who’ll lead his side at Giuseppe Meazza in Sunday’s Derby d’Italia.
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