Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta ‘approaches Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic over £9m summer time switch’ however Croatian needs Sevilla

MIKEL ARTETA approached Ivan Rakitic a few transfer to Arsenal – however the Barcelona star nonetheless needs to reign in Spain.

The Croatia midfielder is believed to want a swap to Sevilla and keep within the Spanish sunshine in a deal price simply £9million.


Gunners boss Mikel Arteta contacted Ivan Rakitic however the Croatian doesn’t wish to transfer to England, preferring his outdated membership Sevilla[/caption]

Midfielder Rakitic has lifted the Champions League and LaLiga titles with Barca.

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However Nou Camp chiefs needs to dump him and his huge weages.

They’re value reducing amid large monetary issues brought on by the coronavirus.

He has just one yr left on his Nou Camp deal and Barca have to promote him this summer time.

Rakitic doesn’t fancy taking part in in England.

The 32-year-old midfielder, provided to Juventus earlier this yr, want to return to Sevilla.

Rakitic, additionally needed by Manchester United and Spurs had three years at Sevilla.

He give up in 2014 for Barca, the place he has been for six years.

French media declare Gunners boss Arteta telephoned Rakitic direct.

However the Croatian just isn’t too eager.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo declare Rakitic needs to go to Sevilla.

He needs to finish his profession on the Andalucian membership.

Rakitic has beforehand mentioned: “It might be an incredible dream to return to Sevilla.”

He might spent 4 extra seasons in southern Spain.