Manchester United transfer target Ivan Rakitic to stay at Barcelona

Rivaldo tells Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic to decline Manchester United transfer

Manchester United transfer target Ivan Rakitic is expected to be at Barcelona next summer, according to reports.

The midfielder was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United during Jose Mourinho’s last months at Old Trafford.

The Croatian star was tipped as one of Paul Pogba’s replacements as the World Cup winner was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.

However, Man United cooled their interest in the race to sign the 31-year-old midfielder after Jose Mourinho was sacked in mid-December.

Manchester United were interested in signing Ivan Rakitic
Manchester United were interested in signing Ivan Rakitic

Now, according to AS, Barcelona boss Enersto Valverde has guarantee the central midfielder that he is still part of his plans at Nou Camp and wants his to stay at the club next summer.

The same report claims that the Barca coach is a big fan of the World Cup runner-up and still admirer his services.

Manchester United hold transfer talks with Jadon Sancho's agents ahead of £70m move
Manchester United hold transfer talks with Jadon Sancho’s agents ahead of £70m move
Manchester United has been linked with a move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly
Manchester United has been linked with a move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly

Meanwhile, Manchester United are still keen on bolstering their squad as a central defender and a right-winger rank as their top priorities.

Jadon Sancho and Kalidou Koulibaly have been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

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