Croatian and Barcelona midfield playmaker Ivan Rakitic has sent a warning note of departure to the club over a long and disturbing contemplation over his future at the club.
Rakitic is contracted at the. Nou Camp until 2021 and could break a sweat over inking a new deal at the club. Barcelona have yet to consider extending his stay, alerting bigger clubs with a fat purse across Europe.
Chelsea have reportedly joined the fray for the Blazers star. Rakitic is an excellent midfielder, with amazing lay offs. And his fine run of form will raise his stock.
It was revealed the La Liga champions have refused to pull a new deal out of their drawer for the star because Rakitic’s demands are beyond what they can offer.
According to reports milling out of TalkSport, Barcelona will stall the Croatia international contract because the Catalans do not have the financial strength to meet the playmaker’s requests.
Chelsea already have the best crop of players at their centre and front lines, but with the rigidity of the squad, shopping for extras will increase Sarri’s options.
Premier League winners Manchester City are reportedly interested in Rakitic. And Jose Mourinho’s United is set to be keeping tabs on the player.
Chelsea are on the top of the Premier League log after romping Cardiff City 4-1 to maintain Sarri’s 100 Premier League record.