Barcelona want to keep Ivan Rakitic. This is according to ESPN which has contacted a source within the club that believes the Croatian midfielder will remain a key element for coach Ernesto Valverde even after the big signing of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax.

However, it is clear that the Spanish club will have to resist the many assaults from European clubs for Rakitic in this upcoming summer transfer window, particularly Manchester United and Inter. In that case, in a desperate attempt to keep the World Cup runner up, Barcelona are not ruling out the possibility of sacrificing two players of the current squad such as Samuel Umtiti or Philippe Coutinho.

Source: ESPN

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