Sport: Rakitic allegedly offered to PSG but the Parisians no longer want him
- The Catalans have allegedly decided to offload the Croatian.
- That's why he has been reportedly offered to PSG, the same club who were desperate to sign him last year.
- However, the Parisians seem to have changed their minds.
- Moreover, Rakitic is unlikely to be included in the Neymar swap deal either as PSG only want money for their wantaway star.
Ivan Rakitic scored Barcelona only goal of the disappointing 2-1 defeat in the pre-season friendly against Chelsea on Tuesday's afternoon. However, the Croatian could not be within the Blaugrana ranks when the 2019/2020 season officially kicks off. The veteran midfielder could be offloaded given the Catalans' abundance in the midfield and the club's necessity to raise funds after this summer's big-money arrivals.
Barcelona-based newspaper Diario Sport confirm the Catalan club's determination to sell Rakitic. They have allegedly offered the Croatian to Paris Saint-Germain, the same club that were desperate to sign him last year. However, this time, the Parisians seem to have lost their interest in the 31-year-old midfielder.
Sport reveal the Parisians have rejected Barca's offer. Another top source, L'Equipe, meanwhile, have practically ruled out any potential Rakitic's inclusion in the Neymar exchange deal, something that has been widely discussed lately. They claim PSG would only money for their wantaway star, precisely, the same €222m they signed him for.
By the way, Ernesto Valverde was always behind Rakitic who is undoubtedly one of his favourites. However, this time, even the coach believes his Barcelona time may come to an end. He says straight after the Chelsea defeat, as quoted by Cadena Cope: "Rakitic has been an important player, I don't know if he will be this season. New players are coming and he will have to win his place."
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