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Barcelona transfer news: Ivan Rakitic set to snub Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United

Ivan Rakitic has reiterated his desire to stay with Barcelona, despite interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Although the midfielder is still yet to agree a contract extension at the Camp Nou, reports he wants to leave are wide of the mark.

Rakitic looks set to stay at Barca, despite Premier League interest

The delay in signing a new deal over the summer sparked interest from Chelsea, City and United, who would be able to offer the Croatia international a huge pay rise.

However, the 30-year-old has now revealed he is happy at Barcelona and not pushing for a new contract.

“Yes I have stayed because I feel the people, I feel the football. The best thing for me to do is to defend this team and to play with them,” said Rakitic.

“The president knows me very well. He knows that I am not expecting anything from him.

The midfielder was in tremendous form for Croatia at the World Cup

“I just want to win many titles with Barca.”

There could well be a scramble on instead for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who looks set to leave the club after a decade.

The player’s agents confirmed and then quickly deleted Tweets on Tuesday night that their client would be leaving the Emirates.


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