Man Utd and Spurs in battle for Rakitic as Barca look to offload midfielder

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham are set to battle it out for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to reports.The Catalan giants are prepared to cash in on the Croatian veteran this summer to raise funds of their own.2 Ivan Rakitic is set to spark a transfer scramble this summerCredit: Getty Images – GettyRakitic, 32, has just one year remaining on his deal at the Nou Camp.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsHis availability is set to spark a transfer scramble with clubs across Europe including Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid set to pursue a deal.But according to Mundo Deportivo, the Premier League pair believe they can lure Rakitic to England.The coronavirus pandemic will leave Barca cash-strapped this summer meaning they will be forced to sell a number of stars to bring in players of their own.Both United and Tottenham are in the market for a new midfielder and know they won’t need to break the bank to sign Rakitic.The Red Devils attempted to land Rakitic in January but the move was blocked because his wife Raquel wanted to remain in Barcelona.He is a serial winner having won ten major pieces of silverware throughout an illustrious career.Rakitic has made it no secret of his desire to rejoin Sevilla whom he left in 2014.But the Spanish side are unlikely to compete financially after the player admitted he is still waiting for them to make contact.2most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Last month he said: “I have a special affection for Seville, but directly for the city. I have my family there.”I have always said that it would be a dream to wear that shirt again, everyone knows it but it is not my decision.”Monchi (Sevilla’s sporting director) and everyone at Sevilla has my number but they haven’t called me yet.”Paul Pogba going through gruelling solo fitness sessions at home in bid to come back flying for Man Utdlast_img

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