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Man Utd Target Ivan Rakitic Faces Barcelona Sack After Champions League Humiliation

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic could leave the club in the summer as part of a big clearout at the club following the humiliation suffered at the hands of Premier League club, Liverpool.

Croatian World Cup star Rakitic has emerged as a transfer target for two Premier League clubs namely Chelsea and Manchester United in recent weeks.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ivan Rakitic and two others are facing the exit door at the club.

French centre back Samuel Umtiti and Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho are also on the verge of leaving the club.

The aforementioned players could be sold when the transfer window reopens this summer.

Umtiti has also been linked with a Premier League transfer just like what’s obtainable with Coutinho.

The Barcelona manager is not safe after his team’s collapse and he’s aware of this as mentioned by the Spanish tactician during his post-match press conference after the second leg of their semifinal tie with Liverpool in the Champions League.

Ernesto Valverde told reporters that he expects his position as the Barcelona manager to be under serious scrutiny especially after he masterminded the collapse against Liverpool.

Barcelona had won the first leg 3-0 at home before losing the second leg 4-0 at the home of their English opponents Liverpool.

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