Spain - Rakitic is for sale and wants to join Conte and Inter. But with €50M demand...
Ivan Rakitic is leaving Barcelona. Although the Croatian in the past few days has reiterated his desire to continue, voices in Spain suggest that Barcelona have put him up for sale. According to Sport, Barca have no intention of renewing his contract (expiring in two years) and want to collect a sum of €50M to sell him already this summer.
Two clubs have shown strong interest in the Croatian: Manchester United and Inter. If the Red Devils were to end up selling Paul Pogba then they would have the cash available to fill the hole in their lineup.
Despite this, Sport claims that Rakitic in fact prefers to join Conte at Inter. Chinese ownership of the Nerazzurri has long been interested in the player but at the moment they do not have the economic availability to conclude negotiation. Barcelona also do not trust Inter management which could be forced to speed up talk due to inclusion of United.