Rakitic keen to stay at Barcelona despite Man United wanting £48m deal

Ivan Rakitic keen to stay at Barcelona despite Manchester United wanting to sign Croatian midfielder in £48m deal

  • Ivan Rakitic has underlined his desire to stay at Barcelona this summer 
  • The 31-year-old is the subject of interest from Manchester United, PSG and Inter 
  • However he has made it clear he wishes to remain with the La Liga champions 

Ivan Rakitic has underlined his desire to stay at Barcelona this summer despite interest from Manchester United, PSG and Inter Milan.

Sportsmail reported in February how the Croatia play maker was among those on United’s wish list and enquiries were made.

However the 31-year-old has now made it clear he wishes to remain with the La Liga champions.

Midfielder Ivan Rakitic has underlined his desire to stay at Barcelona this summer

Midfielder Ivan Rakitic has underlined his desire to stay at Barcelona this summer

Barcelona are looking to offload some of their big earners as they want to bring in Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann, while Frenkie de Jong is also arriving from Ajax.

Rakitic is one they would consider offers for as they look to offset their outlay but he said: ‘I want to win another Champions League with Barca. I have three years left in my contract and I never thought about leaving. Me and my family are happy here.’

United want to add two midfielders, a forward, winger and right-back while a centre-back could be considered if Eric Bailly leaves for Arsenal or other offers are received.

United have lined up Daniel James from Swansea City plus Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff with Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka also on their list.

The 31-year-old wishes to remain with La Liga champions despite Manchester United's interest

The 31-year-old wishes to remain with La Liga champions despite Manchester United’s interest


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