The Red Devils and Man City keen on Rakitic.
FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has emerged as a transfer target for both Manchester City and Manchester United, reports CaughtOffside.
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After impressing with Sevilla in La Liga the Croatia international was signed by Barca over the summer for around £14m, but since then has failed to establish himself at the Nou Camp.
Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Xavi are all ahead of Rakitic for a place in head coach Luis Enrique’s starting XI and the 26-year-old could be leaving Catalonia sooner than expected.
Interest from the Premier League has emerged in the shape of the two Manchester sides, with both teams aiming to improve in central midfield in the near future.
City are looking to replace aging figures such as Yaya Toure and loanee Frank Lampard, whilst the Red Devils have a similar problem with the likes of Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher currently.
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