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Juventus rule out signing Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona

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The Italian champions are “not interested” in the midfielder

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Juventus director Fabio Paratici has ruled out a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and said the club are not interested in the Croatia international.

The Serie A champions are one of several clubs who have been linked with signing the 31-year-old in the January transfer window.

However, Paratici has made it clear that his team will not be trying to bring Rakitic in this winter.

“We have a great team and are not looking for reinforcement right now,” he said.

“We are strong in every position. Rakitic is a great player but we are not interested.”

Source | ESPN

Rakitic is being tipped to leave Barcelona due to a lack of playing time this season under Ernesto Valverde.

Former club Sevilla have also ruled out a move but Inter, PSG, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have also been rumored to be interested in the midfielder.