Rakitic in line for Premier switch this summer

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Manchester United are contemplating whether to make an offer for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, reports claim.

Manchester United are contemplating whether to make an offer for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, reports claim.

With Ander Herrera leaving United on a free at the end of this month, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to bring in a replacement and has set his sights on a deal for Croatia international Rakitic.

The Barcelona star is said to be considering his options due to the imminent arrival of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, who will join the Catalans on July 1 for a reported 75million euros.

United are hoping they can convince the 31-year-old to make the switch to Old Trafford although it is claimed the midfielder will demand a pay rise to join the 20-time English champions.

Barca are said to be willing to allow Rakitic, who has a contract until the summer of 2021, to leave this summer although they will demand a £50million fee from the Red Devils.

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