Barcelona could sell Ivan Rakitic to fund move for new striker
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In order for someone to arrive, one player must leave.

And that might just be the out-of-favour midielder.

Barcelona may sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the final week of the January transfer window, according to a report in Cadena SER. The Croatia international has been consistently linked with a move away from the Camp Nou this season, despite the player himself stating that he wished to remain at the club.

However, with no progress on his contract talks in recent weeks, the rumours have increased, with Serie A pair Juventus and Inter Milan reportedly interested in the former Sevilla midfielder.

Barcelona could sell Ivan Rakitic to fund move for new striker

The 31-year-old has clocked up 290 appearances for Barcelona since his switch from Seville in the summer of 2014 and he has won a plethora of trophies – including four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the 2015 Champions League title. It is unclear yet what clubs could yet make a bid for Rakitic, although the interest has been strongest from Italy and Manchester United.

In addition, Sport claims that Juventus could add the Coratin to their ranks, but only if they manage to sell Emre Can. The Bianconeri and Borussia Dortmund have been negotiating the transfer of the former Liverpool player for several months now.

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