Adrien Rabiot’s mother, who is also her agent, claims the midfielder is a “prisoner” at Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with the Frenchman, who is set to leave the Parc des Princes this summer with other Premier League clubs Chelsea and Tottenham reportedly interested.
However, his mother, Veronique has denied recent reports that he has already signed a contract at Barcelona ahead of a move in the summer transfer window.
“Everyone says that we have already signed with a club,” Rabiot‘s mother told L’Equipe. “But we did not sign anywhere!
“We really did not have the opportunity to worry about it. At the end of last year, I said that I would not speak with any club before January 1st.
“I have been out of this world for over two months, with all our misfortunes. There are priorities in life. They were elsewhere for us.”
When asked about calls from agents, she added: “Not that much. Some have realised that our personal situation is difficult. ‘I dare to believe that there are still some elegant people in this environment. I may have the weakness to believe it.”
On his situation at PSG, she continued: “Adrien is a prisoner. He’s even a hostage to PSG. Soon it’s dry bread, water and dungeon! This environment is cruel…
“A footballer is made to play, not to stay in the closet. Adrien has not played since December, and probably until June.
“Brought back to a professional career, six months is huge! He is taken hostage because he does not want to re-sign while he is only respecting his contract. Adrien asks only that: to respect his contract.”