Tottenham's chase of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrian Rabiot has hit a roadblock with manager Laurent Blanc unwilling to part with the player in January.
The 19-year-old signed a new contract in October, tying him to PSG till 2019 as he was being pursued by the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham for a move in the summer.
However, Rabiot's decision to stay in Paris has not gone down too well with his career. He has made only six appearances this season, in spite of having been given assurances over his future at the club.
Rabiot can play across any position in midfield, from being a holding midfielder to a number 10, something which has caught the eye of clubs across Europe.
Arsene Wenger is a huge fan of the player and tried his best over the last two transfer windows to bring him to north London, but failed in his attempt to convince the midfielder.
Meanwhile, Blanc is not willing to allow the midfielder to leave in January and wants to use him in the near future, especially with games against Chelsea in the Champions League coming up next month.
"I've always said he's a boy I want to keep. My position is clear. He re-signed. He is part of the future of PSG. He is doing well after the first half of the season but it's very complicated on a personal level for him," Blanc said.
"I would like to keep him but this is a very complicated issue. I'll see if Adrian will be with us or not at the end of January. I want to keep him in the squad. I cannot be clearer.
"Until December, I relied heavily on him. I did not hesitate to start him against Metz. He is a player I like very much and who should understand that he has to work hard.
"There aren't many players who start in a big European club at his age. I don't think about a departure on January," he added.