Chelsea determined to sign world-class no.4 midfielder

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Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea are among the teams to have made an approach for Barcelona key midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Croatian midfielder has been one of the vital players for Ernesto Valverde’s side and the Catalan club unlikely to let him leave the club.

According to the Sport reports, the player could be available when the summer transfer window will be re-opened, with his future at the Camp Nou seems to come to the end following the arrival of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax.

Rakitic has been strongly linked with the moves away from the team after it was announced that kid from Ajax would be heading to Nou Camp after the season ends.

The report suggested that the team, after the latest developments not planning to offer Croatian midfielder a new deal.

Ligue 1 defending champions PSG are also known admirers and the report suggested that the tried to secure the services of world-cup finalist earlier last summer.

Barcelona are confident that they could get fee around €65 million for their star player.

Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Juventus are also believed to monitor his situation at the Catalan club over the coming months

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Man Utd go head-to-head to sign another La Liga star Gareth Bale who has been rumoured with an exit from Santiago Bernabeu after the season ends following his limited time since the arrival of Santiago Solari, who prefer Lucas Vazques over former Tottenham Hotspur star.