Leading League duo Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly well prepared to tussle it out for the signature of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
According to The Mirror, the pair could go on a bidding fight to go after the Croatia global throughout the summer time with each Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp hunting to bolster their respective midfields.
United are very likely to shed each Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick at the close of the period, and Mourinho has earmarked Rakitic as a alternative for the latter, who is owing to be part of the coaching staff at Previous Trafford.
In the meantime, Liverpool already have an settlement to signal RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita throughout the summer time, but they are nonetheless eyeing a deal for one more midfielder with Emre Can showing up established to leave on a Bosman.
Rakitic is presently contracted to the Catalan giants right until the summer time of 2021, but his lengthy-phrase upcoming has been place into question with Barcelona thinking about playing Philippe Coutinho in a midfield purpose in the upcoming.
The Croatian has nonetheless been a useful contributor for the Catalan giants, and he has managed 29 La Liga and Champions League appearances under Ernesto Valverde this phrase.