Manchester United are reportedly set to be offered Adrien Rabiot as Juventus try to sign Paul Pogba in a player-plus cash deal.
The development could spell bad news for Arsenal, with new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta having been linked with a swoop for France midfielder Rabiot.
Pogba has long been expected to leave United, with the midfielder having been linked with former club Juventus and Real Madrid throughout last summer.
United have always insisted the World Cup winner is part of their plans going forward, and more recently the 26-year-old has appeared happy to stay at the club at least until the end of the season.
Regardless of that, Pogba is currently out for three to four weeks after undergoing surgery on an ankle problem, making a January transfer look increasingly unlikely.
However, Juventus are prepared to gamble on his successful recovery by offering midfielder Rabiot in a bid to tempt United to sell, according to The Sun.
French international Rabiot, 24, has started just five Serie A games and two Champions League matches since arriving at Juventus from PSG in the summer.
Contracted to Juventus until 2023, he can play as both a defensive midfielder and a playmaker, and was at Manchester City as a youngster before spending nine years at PSG.
Last month, Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri admitted Rabiot had found it difficult to adjust since his move from Paris.
“He has struggled to settle into our football, but that is normal,’ said Sarri.
“He also came off an injury and struggled more in the first half in Germany [against Leverkusen], but he came out towards the end.
“He is also quite introverted, which doesn’t help him to settle.”
With Rabiot currently valued at around £29million according to Transfermarkt, Juventus would need to offer a significant amount of cash on top in order to tempt United into selling Pogba.
United signed Pogba from the Serie A club for a then world record £89million in 2016.