According to the Catalan Sports, Sevilla FC star Ivan Rakitic is very close to signing the contract with Barcelona FC. Sport claims that the deal should be concluded before beginning of the World Cup in Brazil.
Rakitic’s name is associated with a number of clubs, and recently his father has confirmed that Ivan has offers on the table from the top three Spanish clubs. Sport claims that Barcelona is very specific and requires a speedy completion of the deal and it’s in contact with the club and the player representatives.
In Barcelona they want to finish this deal and sign Rakitic before the World Cup in Brazil and the negotiations with Sevilla are intensified, and the Catalans are reportedly ready to offer 20 million euros.
Another Barcelona’s target, Atletico Madrid’s Koke has a clause worth 60 million euros, which is the reason that Barca turned their focus to Croatia international.
Leaders of Barcelona known for the interest of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid for Ivan Rakitic so they want as quickly as possible to finish the job, especially since speculation about departures of Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song to the Premier league get more “louder”.