Juventus convinced Adrien Rabiot to sign a short-term contract rather than leave as a free agent and are reportedly now working to lock him down to a longer deal.
The midfielder first arrived in Turin as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 and had been on the verge of walking away this summer.
However, he surprisingly put pen to paper on a new one-year deal until June 2024, despite their failure to qualify for Europe and 10-point Serie A penalty.
The presence of coach Max Allegri was believed to be a key element in convincing him and that remains the case when the club will discuss extending the contract again.
According to Tuttosport, a meeting has been set up in November between the Juve directors and Rabiot’s mother, Veronique.
They are hoping to lock Rabiot down to a three-year contract and to get it done before January, when he can start talking to other clubs, including Manchester United.
The 28-year-old had a strong start to this season, contributing a goal and two assists in six Serie A games.