Barca to make changes in midfield.
Barcelona are readying a big-money bid to sign Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke next summer as they look to replace Ivan Rakitic, according to Fichajes.net.
The Catalan giants are pondering letting Rakitic leave, which has attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, and it seems that the Croatian’s exit could be edging closer as the club target Koke.
The Spanish international is valued at around £48m and has been one of the best creative midfielders in Europe for the last year or more, helping Atletico to the La Liga title last season.
The likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have also shown an interest in the 22-year-old in the past, but he may be seen as the ideal successor to Xavi at the Nou Camp.