Reports have linked Adrien Rabiot with a move to Arsenal as he edges towards the last six months of his current deal.
The Juventus midfielder is having one of the best seasons of his career in Turin and they want to keep him.
However, he has yet to sign an extension, which has alerted European clubs to try their luck.
Manchester United had a bid for his signature accepted in the summer, but they couldn’t find an agreement on personal terms with him.
As he performs well, he is not worried about where his future lies and wants to focus instead on helping France at the World Cup.
However, he thinks the competition could have a role to play on his next move.
He said via The Sun:
“I don’t see the World Cup as pivotal in my career but maybe it can help me.
“I am in the last year of my contract at Juventus and maybe being at the World Cup will help with the next step of my career.”
Arsenal are considering a cut-price deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus in January, though the France midfielder has already admitted he is happy in Turin and has no regrets about rejecting a Premier League move to Manchester United back in the summer.
The midfield is particularly short in quality. At times, the Gunners have struggled without their preferred pairing of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey. They are already targeting Brazilian midfielder Danilo to cover for Partey, but the other position may also need reinforcing.
Albert Sambi Lokonga has struggled this season, and Arsenal may consider bringing in another player in his place. Arteta would like a new star to come in and share the burden with star performer Xhaka. Manuel Locatelli is a target for Arsenal, with the Italian midfielder capable of playing the No.8 and No.6 roles.
A recent report in Italy suggests the Gunners could also target 27-year-old Frenchman Adrien Rabiot to bolster the squad. The Juventus midfielder has had a good season so far, but the club could part ways if they receive €10 million from the market.