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Ivan Rakitić offered to Paris Saint-Germain - report

The Croatian could be part of a continuing Barcelona midfield exodus

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FC Barcelona could continue a midfield exodus after the departure of Arthur to Juventus. A new report tells us that the Catalans are offering Ivan Rakitić to Paris Saint-Germain, a club that has pursued him in the past.

The Croatian is 32 years old and reaching the end of his deal, and Barça may be happy to find a buyer so they do not lose him on a free transfer.

PSG have always appreciated Rakitić, but it has been the midfielder who has turned them down in the past. The most recent time was when he was reportedly included in a part exchange for Neymar. PSG accepted the idea, but the player turned it down. Before that, there was a deal in the works to buy him outright, but Barcelona convinced him to stay and rejected the offer.

The rumor is that PSG have yet to respond one way or the other, but if the past is any guide, they would be interested in the deal. The bigger issue is whether the Croatian will accept a deal from PSG, or if he will turn them down once again.

Another player who has been linked with an exit is another veteran midfielder - Arturo Vidal.

The inclusion of Miralem Pjanićis already certain. Will Barcelona sign any other midfielders to make up the numbers, or will the return of Carles Aleñá from loan be enough?

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