The 24-year-old has been struggling for game time at Juventus this season and could be interested in reuniting with former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
It was Ancelotti who gave Rabiot his break while he was manager at Paris Saint-Germain but since leaving France on a free transfer he has made just nine league starts in Turin.
According to reports in the Daily Star and Daily Express, Juve aren't especially keen on letting Rabiot go so soon after signing him, preferring to offload Emre Can instead but they suggest that they could be receptive if the player specifically asks to leave.
New Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is also thought to be on the look-out for midfield reinforcements but Rabiot's past relationship with Ancelotti could give Everton the edge if they are indeed interested.
He is said to be valued by the Serie A club at around £21m.
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1 Posted 02/01/2020 at 18:18:15
2 Posted 02/01/2020 at 18:24:18
3 Posted 02/01/2020 at 18:36:05
4 Posted 02/01/2020 at 18:37:26
5 Posted 02/01/2020 at 19:06:54
6 Posted 02/01/2020 at 19:31:58
Rabiot looks the full all round footballer and James also has the flair, and visionwhich he wont have lost, despite restricted game time, due to injuries etc hat last 5 years.
Lets see what fate delivers on Sunda, a win would be like winning a he football pools. A draw would be great, I pray and hope the team turns up and plays like their careers depend on it.
Loads of Lady Luck, and we have a good chance. Lets see.
7 Posted 02/01/2020 at 19:43:42
8 Posted 02/01/2020 at 20:43:06
which I'm now being told is an absolute steal.
Just dropped in...
9 Posted 02/01/2020 at 21:45:39
10 Posted 02/01/2020 at 21:47:16
11 Posted 02/01/2020 at 22:01:48
I wouldn't worry that he's not forced his way in at Juve. They have excellent midfielders; also, Sarri is very particular how he constructs his midfield and very good players will be overlooked if they don't fit the system (see what happened at Chelsea). Him and James Rodriguez would take us to the next level – and could help us overtake Arsenal and try to catch Man Utd.
12 Posted 02/01/2020 at 22:15:32
After all the speculation over the years, I'll get excited when I see the player wearing a blue shirt, shaking hands with the management team.
Given our midfield injury list, I would expect us to be bringing in a loan player in that position with any transfer fund going where it is needed long term. We definitely need to strengthen at centre-back and, despite the promising displays from Moise Kean and Calvert-Lewin, with the cover being Niasse and Tosun, this needs addressing.
Whatever happens, I look forward to the mood improvement under both Big Duncan and Ancelotti continuing.
13 Posted 02/01/2020 at 22:23:06
14 Posted 02/01/2020 at 22:46:59
15 Posted 02/01/2020 at 22:55:20
16 Posted 02/01/2020 at 23:37:21
17 Posted 03/01/2020 at 00:05:44
That's the game where he and the Straq scored the goals. Ah, what memories.
18 Posted 03/01/2020 at 00:11:24
19 Posted 03/01/2020 at 00:23:00
20 Posted 03/01/2020 at 03:56:12
Where I do see us at present is summed up by Martin @12 opening.
My version is, bloody journos writing simplistic "he knew him back then, therefore = Bullshit".
Couple of really good Regular Blues and I were watching the City game in a local and a Red (who IS a closet Blue) says "These bloody commentators talk about you lot like your not fit to be on the same pitch as City".
Us three looked at him and said "We are so used to this, it's NOT just commentators. We get refereed that way too".
Just after we scored, the commentator dissed us down with some comment along the lines of "Folorn hope", and our Closet Blue/Tame Red says "Fuckin Hell, if palace had just scored they'd be bigging them up ! He's just written you off, for SCORING !!!".
You can only guess at the looks he got from us three Blues.
Not all Reds are gobshites.
But most journo's really are.
21 Posted 03/01/2020 at 05:52:09
22 Posted 03/01/2020 at 08:14:18
23 Posted 03/01/2020 at 08:36:46
Top 4 no problem.
24 Posted 03/01/2020 at 10:01:13
Nor would I want the Flash Harry, womanising, up his own arse, Bentley Driving Egomaniac, that is Royston Drench back at Everton! 😂😋
25 Posted 03/01/2020 at 10:07:07
Surely Ancelotti can get the best out of him! Sign Drenthe now!
26 Posted 03/01/2020 at 10:15:47
But as others allude to there are other issues. His personality and whole mother/agent issue could be distracting and then there's the wages. I believe he's on around £170k per week so I don't see how we are ever going to match that and i'm not sure he sounds like the sort to take a pay-cut.
Perhaps he might come to us for the next half season on loan but i'd prefer players who come with the idea that they might stay otherwise your building process is always one step forwards one step back (see Zouma).
27 Posted 03/01/2020 at 10:57:58
28 Posted 03/01/2020 at 11:14:10
29 Posted 03/01/2020 at 13:08:22
Mosh has spent but relative to others not that much and not very wisely, This is his problem if Usmanov is in the backround let us get creative with our accounting like all the others to navigate around FFP, and start buying proper star players ( the type other Top 6 clubs will envy )
I would love us to land Zaha or somebody of his ilk
30 Posted 03/01/2020 at 13:52:54
Last year Usmanov gave up an attempt to take control of Arsenal, selling his 30 per cent stake in the club to his American rival shareholder — a decision that irks him. “If we had worked together, we would definitely have achieved so much more. But the time will come, you know, for more success and Arsenals fans will come back to the stadium.”
But Usmanov may have another option. His old partner Moshiri owns a majority of Everton FC. Would Usmanov like to join him there? “Yes. With great pleasure, if he asks,” he says. “I am thinking about my investment in this club . . . I cannot reject Arsenal. I will not leave them as a fan. But if I join Everton, then I will wear an Everton shirt, because I am a professional.
“They are going to build a new stadium. Why not the USM Arena? It is not obligatory for me to participate myself. I could just sponsor them.” A week after our meeting, Usmanov brokers a deal to bring Carlo Ancelotti, the former Real Madrid manager, to Everton.
Seems positive, all Moshiri needs to ask. Here's a link to the full interview but not sure if it's behind a paywall. I believe the FT is planning a news story this evening linked to this interview saying that Usmanov is considering a stake in Everton
31 Posted 03/01/2020 at 13:58:25
32 Posted 03/01/2020 at 14:29:17
Can reminds me a bit of Gomes in fact, though the German is far superior defensively.
33 Posted 03/01/2020 at 14:38:34
I am thinking about my investment in this club. . . I cannot reject Arsenal. I will not leave them as a fan. But if I join Everton, then I will wear an Everton shirt, because I am a professional.
They are going to build a new stadium. Why not the USM Arena? It is not obligatory for me to participate myself. I could just sponsor them.
34 Posted 03/01/2020 at 14:55:46
Hope this happens, about time we had some serious luck, hope this gets reflected in the Transfer Market too before long.
35 Posted 03/01/2020 at 15:57:54
Again, not sure if it's behind a paywall. If so, the headline says "Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov eyes stake in Everton".
It's a very measured piece and says he's considering various forms of investment, from sponsorship to becoming a shareholder. It may not be the game-changer many fans want but shows we are definitely on his radar. I guess it depends on whether Moshiri wants Everton all to himself or if he's willing to share with his close friend
36 Posted 03/01/2020 at 19:11:35
For certain midfield will be priority and I am certain some work is being done behind the scenes as we contemplate.
37 Posted 04/01/2020 at 06:29:10
38 Posted 04/01/2020 at 07:33:25
39 Posted 04/01/2020 at 09:06:39
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