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Man United keen on Barcelona midfielder

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Manchester United have always harboured high expectations.

Such is their desperation to regain their status as the greatest club in England, they are clearly planning to give Jose Mourinho even more licence to spend in the summer.

The latest audacious bid they’re being linked with is Ivan Rakitic, thanks to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.


The Croatian has been sensational for Barcelona, but he has hinted in the past that he’d like to try his hand in the Premier League.

That’s more likely to be with Manchester City than United, purely because of Pep Guardiola. Nonetheless, if the Red Devils made an offer, it’s not completely out of the question.

The 28-year-old isn’t necessarily set to leave the Nou Camp soon, as his current contract expires in 2019. As we’ve seen countless times, a deal like that doesn’t necessarily mean too much, but equally, he’s hardly going to accept a move to Old Trafford unless United are in the Champions League – so their current crop of players have some work to do.

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