Manchester United have reportedly expressed an interest in moving for Barcelona midfield star Ivan Rakitic.
The 30-year-old has been instrumental for Barcelona since his 2014 switch from Sevilla, scoring 29 goals and providing 27 assists in 214 games.
Croatia international midfielder has also helped his country qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup thanks to his and Luka Modric’s performances in the middle of the park.
According to Diario Gol, the Spanish giant’s star has set out his intentions to finish his playing career in England.
The report also suggested that the Red Devils head-coach Jose Mourinho is keen to add a second central midfielder following the arrival of Fred, with Rakitic has been a world-class player and has confirmed it at World-Cup with his excellent performance against Argentina.
In addition, Croatian playmaker is reportedly worried that he will see his time at Nou Camp reduced following the January arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool and has already spoken to compatriot Luka Modric over a possible move to England.
Meanwhile, Rakitic’s teammate Jordi Alva has been also heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford in the recent days after Jose Mourinho made it clear that strengthening right-back position is a priority in the upcoming transfer window.