Thomas Tuchel has described Adrien Rabiot’s situation at the club as a complicated one, which will be visited after the winter window.
The Frenchman was banished from the first team back in December, after it became clear he was not signing a contract renewal.
His agent, his mother Veronique Rabiot said there was no going back, as the situation has completely deteriorated.
Barcelona are the front runners to sign the midfielder, be it in January or in the summer and Tuchel said his role at the club will be analysed after this window.
“It’s not possible to reinstate him in January, because a lot of things can happen,” Tuchel said on Friday.
“If he doesn’t leave, I am open to everything, but that will depend on many things. He trains very well but the situation between Rabiot and the club is complicated and it’s necessary to wait.”