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Man United, Chelsea Target Reiterates Desire Not To Leave

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has reiterated his desire to stay at with the Spanish club despite the transfer rumours linking him with a move away during the upcoming January transfer market.

Ivan Rakitic revealed that his preference to stay at Barcelona in a recent interview as monitored by Goal.

The Croatian international star has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea said to be keen on his signature.

Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are also in the running to sign him.

The three clubs, Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan, tried to sign him in the summer but the Croatian opted to stay and fight for his place in the Barcelona team.

His position of a Barcelona stay has not changed despite the fact that he has not been able to nail down a starting spot in the Barcelona XI.

His playing time has been affected negatively by the arrival of Dutch international player Frenkie De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer.

Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam were said to have received around €75m for the transfer of Frenkie De Jong.

Ivan Rakitic has less than two years on his Barcelona contract.

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