Real Madrid set to hijack Liverpool’s move to sign 23-year-old French midfield star

Real Madrid have reportedly emerged as the new favourites to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The 23-year-old is expected to leave the Ligue 1 leaders on a free transfer during the summer transfer window, having failed to agree a new contract at Parc des Princes.

The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona have all been linked with Rabiot, but according to Sport, Real have moved to the front of the queue.

The report claims that the European champions have agreed terms with the Frenchman ahead of a potential switch at the end of the campaign.

Rabiot has not made a first-team appearance since December 11, but his signing would represent a significant coup for Real and returning boss Zinedine Zidane.