Sport Manchester United eye move for Ivan Rakitic

22:10  13 april  2018
22:10  13 april  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Manchester United are being linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

According to reports from Spain, as cited by Calciomercato, the Red Devils are interested in a summer swoop for the Croatian midfielder as they aim to bolster their options in the middle.

United have been linked with a number of central midfielders, including Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Toni Kroos, and the latest name to be touted with a move to Old Trafford is Barcelona’s Rakitic.

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However, the Red Devils are not alone in their admiration of the experienced midfielder. If reports are to be believed, Juventus are also considering a summer swoop for Rakitic in the summer transfer window.

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Manchester United are aiming to land Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic before the midfielder signs a new contract at the Nou Camp, according to reports. Jose Mourinho is eyeing Barcelona ace Ivan Rakitic (Picture: Getty).

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Rakitic remains a hugely important player for Ernesto Valverde’s men, though, and with his contract still running until 2021 at Camp Nou, a huge price is likely to be required to convince Barca to sell.

The 30-year-old has started 27 La Liga games for his side this season.

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Mourinho to let Martial leave this summer .
Jose Mourinho is ready to let Anthony Martial leave Manchester United this summer. The Times claim that the United boss will not stand in the Frenchman’s way if a club comes calling. The former Monaco forward has been linked with a host of clubs after falling out of favour under Mourinho at Old Trafford. Martial has struggled to hold down a regular place in the United side this season, finding Premier League game time hard to come by. The 22-year-old has started just 17 times in the Premier League this season, scoring a reasonable nine times, with five assists to his name also. Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for Martial, while there is also thought to be interest from France and Spain. Mourinho himself will be fully aware that a potential exit for Martial could fund a move for future summer transfers with United looking to mount a title challenge next season.

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