Manchester United are reportedly poised to beat Arsenal to the signature of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 20-year-old has grown frustrated with his lack of playing time for the Ligue 1 leaders this season, starting just nine times in the league. Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique has been in London holding talks with the Gunners about a potential loan switch this month, with an option to buy at the end of the season for £11.2m. According to Don Balon, however, United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing to scupper the deal by meeting PSG’s valuation of £21.4m to secure his services this transfer window. Rabiot was an unused substitute on Saturday as Les Parisiens picked up their 18th league win of the season at Toulouse. Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole’s free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.