Barcelona are still looking to offload midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the summer, and the Croatian's former club Sevilla are interested in re-securing his services once the transfer window opens. 


The Catalan giants have placed a €20m price tag on the 32-year-old as they seek to recoup the €18m fee they spent on the player they signed from Sevilla back in 2014. 


Rakitic's current deal is set to run out in the summer of 2021, but it looks unlikely any extension is on the cards as the midfielder enters the final year of his contract. 

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The playmaker has made just 15 starts this campaign, and has been deemed surplus to requirements as the Catalan side look to refill their bank account. He is currently behind Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Arthur and ​Arturo Vidal in the central midfield pecking order. 


Goal report that Barca are prepared to sanction his exit as long as the club's €20m valuation is met, and it looks as though ​Rakitic's time at the Nou Camp is coming to an end after a hugely successful six-year spell. 


He helped the club win their historic treble in 2015, and scored the opening goal of the 2015 Champions League final victory over ​JuventusHe has won four La Liga titles and Copas del Rey during his five full seasons, in which he has clocked up an impressive 299 appearances. 

It is understandable that in recent months Rakitic has been the subject of interest to a host of European clubs, including ​Manchester United last summer, and Italian duo Juventus and Inter Milan in January. 


However, it is understood that the Croatian is keen to remain in Spain, and favours a return to his former club Sevilla, where Julien Lopetegui's side are interested in resigning the experienced playmaker. 


Rakitic remains a popular figure at the club he made his name at, and the Andalusians are debating whether to make a formal approach for their former star, who is reportedly willing to accept a pay cut in order to force through a move to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. 

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But, it remains to be seen whether ​Barça might be willing to negotiate the terms of a deal, as Sevilla are currently unable (or unwilling) to offer more than €15m for a potential transfer. 


Any chance of a deal could rest on Sevilla's hunt for ​Champions League qualification - the club currently sit third in La Liga, but there are just two points between them and sixth-placed Atlético Madrid.