Man United seek Rakitic's presence at Old Trafford next season

Man United seek Rakitic's presence at Old Trafford next season

- Man United have begin negotiations with Ivan Rakitic

- The Barcelona midfielder is setn to leave Nou Camp

- United are desperate to make recruitment next season

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic following his impressive showing this season.

The 30-year-old has won the Champions League and two La Liga titles during his time at Barcelona since joining the club in 2014.

Reports from Spain claimed Rakitic has started negotiations with United boss Jose Mourinho over a potential transfer this summer.

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Don Balon added that the Barca star is frustrated following the Spanish giants’ Champions League painful exit against Roma.

However, according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, the Croatian midfielder is considering his future at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi and co blew their 4-1 advantage from the first leg of their quarter-final tie against Roma losing 3-0 on the night and going through to the semi-finals on away goals.

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United are expected to splash the cash this summer with Mourinho desperate to keep up the pace with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The Citizens boast of a 13-point lead at the top of the table with just six games left to play.

United are back in action at the weekend when the Red Devils host relegation-threatened West Brom at Old Trafford.

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