Manchester United are being linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

According to reports from Spain, as cited by Calciomercato, the Red Devils are interested in a summer swoop for the Croatian midfielder as they aim to bolster their options in the middle.

United have been linked with a number of central midfielders, including Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Toni Kroos, and the latest name to be touted with a move to Old Trafford is Barcelona’s Rakitic.

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However, the Red Devils are not alone in their admiration of the experienced midfielder. If reports are to be believed, Juventus are also considering a summer swoop for Rakitic in the summer transfer window.

Rakitic remains a hugely important player for Ernesto Valverde’s men, though, and with his contract still running until 2021 at Camp Nou, a huge price is likely to be required to convince Barca to sell.

The 30-year-old has started 27 La Liga games for his side this season.

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