A new year could mean a new central midfielder in the form of Adrien Rabiot for Barcelona.
The six-times capped French international is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been unable to agree a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions.
And Le Parisien claim that it is now a “credible hypothesis” that the 23-year-old could line up against Lyon in the last-16 of the Champions League, raising the idea that he could make the switch to Catalonia in January.
Although Liverpool was known to be keeping tabs on the Frenchman for a long while , they haven’t been successful in securing the services of Rabiot.
“At this point, no (he won’t be staying),” Henrique told Yahoo Sport .
“It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player.
“The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season, ie at the end of his contract.
“For the player, this will have a very clear consequence: he will remain on the bench for an indefinite period.”
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel also addressed Rabiot’s future at his press conference yesterday.
“He did not say yes to PSG,” said Tuchel.
“And as a result of that, everything is possible.
“Like you say, it was necessary and important for me, for us, to sign a number 6 for our team this summer. Now we are in winter and it is the same thing.”