Real Madrid could make a late move for former White and Lyon forward Mariano, who had been set on a transfer window switch to Sevilla.
According to Marca, Los Blancos are keen to exercise their first refusal option on the 25-year-old hitman before this month’s August 31 La Liga deadline as Julen Lopetegui seeks striking reinforcements.
Mariano only left the Bernabeu last summer but Real are at the front of the queue should they wish to re-sign the Dominican Republic ace.
Even if Sevilla press ahead with a €30 million move for Mariano, Madrid have 48 hours to usurp that bid and sign the forward as part of the transfer arrangement made last summer.
Should, however, the Spanish giants decide not to pursue the player and as a result he joins the Andalusia side – then Real are poised to pocket a sell-on clause fee believed to be in the region of €12m.
The Frenchman, who withdrew from this summer’s World Cup squad that went on to win the trophy after being named only as a standby, has less than 12 months left on his contract with PSG.
Barca are understood to have contacted PSG over a move this summer, with technical director Eric Abidal and general manager Pep Segura having flown to Paris.
However, the Ligue 1 champions are convinced that Barca and Rabiot have already agreed a deal for the player to move to Spain next summer once his contract expires.
As such, PSG are ready to report their rivals to FIFA, a threat that has infuriated Barcelona.
The Spanish club are said to believe that PSG’s reported interest in La Blaugrana midfielder Ivan Rakitic is a retaliatory move to Barca’s Rabiot approach.
Tensions between both clubs have been at a high following Neymar‘s world-record transfer from Barca to PSG last summer.
Tottenham are open to selling Danny Rose before the end of the transfer window with Marseille emerging as a potential destination for the left-back, according to L’Equipe
The England defender started just nine Premier League matches last season and hasn’t featured in either of Spurs’ first two matches this campaign.
The 28-year-old is open to a move abroad, with Schalke and PSG also expressing an interest in his services in recent weeks. The only issue that could price either side out of a potential deal is Rose’s £65,000-a-week salary demands.