AC Milan are keenly interested in getting Barcelona want-away midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January as they have reportedly contacted the Catalans to know his availability status.
Rakitic , who has fallen down down the pecking order at Camp Nou, is seen as one of the best and most affordable midfielders by AC Milan manager Zvonomir Boban ahead of the winter window and he’s set to slug it out with local rival Inter Milan for his signature, that’s according to Calcio Mercato.
The media outlet, however, reported that the Serie A side will turn their attention to Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic should they fail to acquire Rakitic’s services.
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Matic is not seeing much of first-team actions this season, and his stay at Old Trafford is far from settled as at the time of this reporter.
Boban also considers the Serbian as another transfer option if he fails to beat Inter Milan to Rakitic’s signature in January.
Nonetheless, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t ready to let go of the former Chelsea midfielder in the winter.
Though the Norwegian tactician hasn’t been a fan of the player since the start of the campaign, it will be difficult to see him release the midfielder half-way through to the campaign.