Reports in France suggest that PSG have now given Rabiot permission to hold talks with the Gunners over a possible move.

And it is suggested that Arsene Wenger has spoken personally to the player to reinforce his desire to bring Rabiot to the Emirates before the start of next month.

PSG are thought to want £5.5m to let the 19-year-old leave this summer and Arsenal are reportedly willing to pay that amount.

However the Gunners are certain to face competition for the exciting prospect with Chelsea known to be keen and Juventus and Roma both also monitoring the situation.