Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic will reportedly snub a move to Manchester United in order to join AC Milan, Inter or PSG.
Rossoneri director Zvonomir Boban has previously expressed his regret at not recruiting more experience during the summer, and we recently revealed that a January budget of €30-40m has been made available to add exactly that.
Links with Rakitic have emerged over the last fortnight, with Calciomercato.com‘s Daniele Longo even claiming that Rakitic is a major target for his compatriot Boban and talks with his entourage have begun.
According to Catalan outlet Sport – as cited by TMW – Rakitic’s will was to end the season at Barcelona, but the fact that coach Ernesto Valverde continues to leave him out has forced him to consider his future.
The 31-year-old has subsequently begun to consider saying goodbye to the Blaugrana in January, and the report adds that Milan are joined by Inter, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain in the race.
The midfielder has already apparently made his choice regarding possible future destination, rejecting the idea of a move to the Premier League in favour of Milano or the French capital.