Wednesday, 21st May, 2014

Adrien Rabiot has confirmed that contract renewal talks with Paris Saint-Germain have been placed on standby and said that his decision will be based on only footballing reasons.

Rabiot has been unhappy with the amount of opportunities he is getting at PSG and has so far refused to sign an extension to his contract which expires next summer.

The Frenchman made only 12 league starts for the Parisians this season, something which has encouraged his suitors. Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen, with the former believed to have already made an informal approach for the midfielder.

“We're still on standby. There is nothing [new]”, the 19-year-old told Le Parisien.


The midfielder stressed that his decision will be based on the guarantees he will receive from the PSG hierarchy about the amount of opportunities he will receive next season.

“In fact, it's simply a question of playing time.

"It has nothing to do with money or anything like that… Playing, being able to play match after match, the great deal of effort, that's what I'm concerned about today.”

Rabiot has denied any speculation that his refusal to sign a new contract is based on financial reasons.

“It really only has something to do with football, nothing else."

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