AC Milan are very likely to intervene in the January transfer market to reinforce the squad available to Stefano Pioli given the poor campaign so far from the Rossoneri and the unsatisfactory position in the Serie A table. Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic is one of the player’s who could be an option this winter.
The Croatian midfielder has been linked to a move to the San Siro on numerous occasions in the past couple of weeks, with Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport‘s Gianluca Di Marzio giving their takes on a potential deal.
Now, more updates are arriving on the Rakitic front. Gazzetta dello Sport‘s journalist Nicolo Schira made it clear this evening on Twitter that Barcelona have decided to sell Rakitic in the January transfer market and his representatives have proposed the player to AC Milan, Inter and Manchester United.
While the Nerazzurri are reluctant to complete a deal due to the unwillingness of coach Antonio Conte, Milan seem to be discouraged by the player’s high salary at the Nou Camp (5.5 million euros net per season).
Il #Barcellona ha deciso di vendere Ivan #Rakitic a gennaio: i suoi rappresentanti l'hanno proposto nelle ultime settimane a #Inter, #Milan e #ManchesterUnited. Da Milano risposte tiepide per ingaggio (5,5 milioni netti a stagione) e tecniche (a #Conte non piace). #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) November 14, 2019
The 31-year-old has featured in only 255 minutes of competitive football for the Blaugrana this season and his recent comments clearly indicate that he himself is not happy with the situation and a departure from Spain seem inevitable.