Sunday November 17 2019
Sport: 'Rakitic wants Juventus'

Barcelona want at least €35m for Ivan Rakitic, but Catalan paper Sport claims he has his heart set on Juventus rather than Milan or the Premier League.

The midfielder is no longer part of their plans, as confirmed in an interview by director Eric Abidal with Mundo Deportivo today.

Elsewhere in the Spanish media, Sport insist that Barca rejected a €15m proposal from a Premier League club to take Rakitic in the January transfer window.

They want at least €35m to part with the Croatia international mid-season, even though he is currently out of action with an Achilles tendon problem.

The same newspaper also claims that although Milan have shown an interest in Rakitic, the 31-year-old has his heart set on joining Juventus.

It might be difficult, because his €8m per year salary is a lot to take on for a player his age and Juve would need to first sell one of their midfielders.

Sami Khedira and Emre Can could be on the way out, even if Blaise Matuidi is discussing a contract extension.

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