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Ivan Rakitic having medical at Sevilla - report

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The midfielder is set to return to his former club

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Ivan Rakitic is reportedly close to leaving Barcelona for Sevilla and is currently having a medical with his former side.

According to Marca, talks between the two sides “have accelerated” and the midfielder is now just a medical away from completing his move.

Rakitic will sign a three-year contract with Julen Lopetegui’s side, and the deal could even be made official today.

The 32-year-old was back at Barcelona for PCR testing on Sunday, but it seems like he won’t start pre-season with the club later today as he finalises his move.

Sevilla won’t pay a fee for Rakitic, who is in the final year of his contract, but the move does mean Barcelona can get one of their big earners off the wage bill.