Inter Milan are set to renew interest in Ivan Rakitic in the summer transfer window and will offer Barcelona €50-60m for the midfielder. Antonio Conte is expected to be the club’s coach next season and Rakitic could join him at the San Siro.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been talking about his future and says while Barcelona still feels like his home he wants to play regularly. He said: “Barcelona is my home. When I go there all the doors are open. It’s normal because I was there since I was young. Everyone would love to go to Barcelona, but for me it’s important to play. I am happy when I play so I will try to play somewhere.”
Barcelona midfielder Arthur has reportedly split with his agent Jorge Machado. The midfielder has paid to break his contract early after a dispute between his agent and the player’s father.
Ivan Rakitic has come under fire after being pictured enjoying himself at a Seville festival just a day after Barcelona’s Champions League exit at Liverpool. The players have two days off and Rakitic was pictured on Instagram with the son of ex-Sevilla president José María del Nido which drew lots of negative comments.
Joan Laporta has urged Barcelona to call presidential elections and says he will stand for office once again. He wrote on social media: “Did the board now want to call elections this summer? Well, do it then. I am ready to stand forward again. And anyone who wants to recover the club’s model to bring the glory back and make football, if you want, you can vote for me.”
Philippe Coutinho has become a real problem for Barcelona. He has not done the business on the pitch, but Barcelona will have to sell if they are to bring in a top quality replacement. He is currently being paid a salary of €13.5m, so if he did leave he would free up plenty of space on the wage bill.