?Inter are set to make a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, with the Serie A side’s interest in the Croatian ‘serious’ ahead of a summer swoop.
The World Cup finalist has been a key figure in the Catalans’ engine room since arriving at Camp Nou from La Liga rivals Sevilla in 2014. Rakitic has stepped into the considerable void left by Xavi, and has featured in 27 league outings for the Spanish champions this term.
However, with ?Rakitic having turned 31 this month and the big-money signing of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax already secured, ?Mundo Deportivo report that ?Barcelona may view the summer as an ideal time to cash in on their midfield star – and ?Inter’s interest in Rakitic is ‘serious’.
The report suggests that, despite Rakitic’s importance to head coach Ernesto Valverde, the club may consider selling the playmaker due to the financial implications of a potential sale. A host of Premier League clubs are also said to be interested, including ?Manchester United.
However, it is said that Barcelona would not consider selling Rakitic for anything less than