Chelsea in advanced talks with Barcelona player Ivan Rakitic and planning to make a bid during the summer transfer window. Maurizio Sarri keen to strengthen the midfield, and his main target is Croatia international who had an impressive campaign and proved his greatness one more time.
Mateo Kovacic will return to Madrid, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a severe injury, Danny Drinkwater linked with Serie A clubs, Cesc Fabregas moved to Monaco, and they need replacement. Italian coach set to spend considerable money on the footballer in July when the transfer window opens again.
Man United, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan are also eager to sign him, and there will be a battle for the star. Rakitic joined the Blaugrana from Sevilla in 2014 with the €18m deal. He became a crucial figure for the club and scored many incredible goals since joining.
In this season, Ivan played 54 matches, scored five goals and made ten assists in all tournament. It is an excellent result, and he can do much more during the next campaign. Croatian superstar has contracted with the Spanish club until 2021, and his release clause is around €40m.
He is a regular member of the national team line-up and also helped them to win the silver medals in the 2018 World Cup which is already a great success for the player. Probably the 31-year-old midfielder will accept the correct offer from the Italian manager. London club will do everything to add him this July, but it won’t be easy as Red Devils, Bavarians and Nerazzurri also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.