- French league champions PSG are set to tempt Barcelona with a staggering £81 million for Ivan Rakitic
- The 30-year-old midfielder has three more years on his current contract with the Camp Nou outfit
- He won silver medal with Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship in Russia
French League giants Paris Saint Germain are reportedly planning to splash £81 million for Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic.
The Croatian midfielder won silver medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after losing 4-2 to France in the final.
He has a £107m release clause on his current deal which expires in the summer of 2021 with the La Liga side but it is not expected to be triggered.
Spanish publication Sport reports that the French club are plotting a mega bid for the midfielder with less than ten days to the end of transfer window.
Rakitic is said to be happy at the Camp Nou but there is a decision to allow the Croatian leave at the end of the season
Reports coming from the Catalan club claims Barcelona are looking to balance their financial books by selling some of their key players.
The 30-year-old played all 90 minutes in his side's opening victory over Deportivo Alaves on Saturday and remains an important part of Ernesto Valverde's plan.
PSG's £130m move for Kylian Mbappe went through this summer in addition to the £33m signing of Thilo Kherer from Schalke.
The financial clout of the Qatar Sports Investments club means another huge signing is still very much in the offing.
Legit.ng previously reported that Barcelona are to listen to offers for Croatia international Ivan Rakitic before the close of the ongoing summer transfer.
After the completion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Ivan Rakitic emerged as a summer transfer target for French club Paris-Saint-Germain.
And according to the report by UK Mirror, PSG chiefs are ready to meet Barcelona's asking price to lure the 30-year-old star to France this month.
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