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€35m-rated Midfielder Close To Joining Manchester United

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Reports from Camp Nou reveals that then Barcelona outcast, Ivan Rakitic, could be Manchester United’s first signing in the winter transfer window.

According to reports, the Croatian midfielder is set to leave the Blaugranas due to lack of regular game-time since the start of the campaign.

The midfielder has reportedly reached an agreement with the La Liga Champions over his future, and he has been told to negotiate a transfer deal with any interested suitor.

Manchester United claim to be interested in his signature and they are now set to discuss with the player’s representative over the possibility of luring him to Old Trafford in January.

However, the Red Devils will have to meet Barcelona’s reported price tag of €40m on the player’s services if they must finally add him to the team.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s men will hope to extend their winning streak to three matches in all competitions when they tackle Chelsea in one of Wednesday’s League Cup fixtures.

The Blues have been in an awe-inspiring form under Frank Lampard this season but Solskjaer’s men will hope to defeat them for the second time in two months.

It should be recalled that the Red Devils thrashed the West London outfit 4-0 in their first game of the season and they will hope to repeat such feat later tomorrow.

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