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EPL English Premier LeagueItalian Giants Pursue Ivan Rakitic

Italian Giants Pursue Ivan Rakitic

AC Milan is in the race for Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic in Barcelona. The Italian giants are reportedly after an experienced player and the Croatian has packages.

Rakitic leaves Camp Nou in January at a time which perfectly aligns with when Milan is after a midfielder with experience according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport. He fits the profile perfectly.

“I don’t like being very active in the transfer market in January but sometimes it’s necessary,” said Ivan Gazidis, Milan’s executive. “And like we did with (Gonzalo) Higuain we can also invest in experienced players.”

Currently, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Arthur Melo play regularly, while Arturo Vidal and Carles Aleña, as well as B teamer Riqui Puig, are also options.

Rakitic has lost his place at the side of Ernesto Valverde, suffering because of the midfield competition.

Signing Rakitic is a realistic option. He’s an experienced player, proven quality, is relatively affordable and this winger is open to anything both the player and his club.

There’s also interest from a different place. Inter also showed a desire to land the man from Seville, while Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United were also all connected.