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Barcelona await Manchester United offer for Ivan Rakitić

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United are rumored to want the Croatian as a potential Paul Pogba replacement

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Barcelona maintain the option of selling Ivan Rakitić open, and have a potential buyer in mind, according to Diario SPORT.

Real Madrid are linked with the purchase of Paul Pogba from Manchester United, and that could precipitate a chain of transfers. United do not want to part with the Frenchman, at least not for a massive sum, but if they were to sell Pogba, Rakitić could be a good replacement.

The report states a representative of the English club reached out to Barcelona, although no official bid has been made for the Croatian.

Barça reportedly ask for no less than 50 million euros. Inter Milan have been rumored to want Rakitić’s services, but we are told that they have not made a concrete offer either.

Rumors from last summer say that Paris Saint-Germain offered 90 million for the player.