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Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly set to reignite their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot after the Ligue 1 club slashed the asking price for the player.

According to the Express, the French capital club are willing to let the midfielder leave this summer rather than lose him on a free transfer the following year.

The Gunners and the Blues have been eyeing a move for the midfielder, who is on the final year of his contract with PSG and has rejected an offer of extension. But the London clubs are yet to make a bid for the player as they were not willing to match the £24m demanded by the French club.

However, it is now believed that PSG have dropped their asking price and are willing to sanction the sale for a fee around £9.5m. This has got both the Premier League clubs on high alert.

The Gunners are in the market for a midfielder and have been linked to various players, with Sami Khedira, the most frequently mentioned name. And following the injury to club captain Mikel Arteta, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is open to signing another midfielder.

Jose Mourinho is also thought to be interested in the midfielder, as he looks to bolster his holding midfield position, which is currently occupied by Nemanja Matic.

Moreover, PSG boss Laurent Blanc has now confirmed that Rabiot will be leaving the club this summer. The manager is very keen to hold on to the young Frenchman, who they rate very highly at the club.

"I believe he [Rabiot] will leave, but I can't tell you where," Blanc said, as quoted in the Express.

"Rabiot has received a good [contract] offer from PSG but apparently it doesn't interest him. It's a shame," the PSG boss added.