Spanish paper Sport claims Inter are in negotiations with Barcelona for Ivan Rakitic, but want to lower the €35m asking price.
The 31-year-old midfielder is increasingly likely to leave in January, as he is not a first team regular at Camp Nou this season.
According to Sport, Nerazzurri representatives met with Barcelona last week to discuss the situation.
However, the €35m price-tag is considered excessive, especially as his contract is due to expire in June 2021.
Inter are waiting to see if they qualify for the Champions League Round of 16, as that would give them a significant financial bump.
It would also mean they’d need more players to cover the three tournaments.
Another alternative to Rakitic would be his Barcelona teammate Arturo Vidal, who already worked with Antonio Conte at Juventus.
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