According to Turin based newspaper Tuttosport, Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic is considered the main goal for the summer in order to bolster Inter’s midfield next season.

According to the report, “Barcelona have already made a statement to Inter, which reads something like: Do you want Rakitic? Give us Skriniar. The Slovakian defender has been a target of Barcelona for a long time. The Catalans want to buy a big name in defense with Skriniar and De Ligt on the list.”

“However, Inter did not accept any offers last year after having received two offers of €65 million from the two Manchester clubs, and it is reported that Manchester United will be back in a few months. The answer that Inter gave to all of those who asked for Skriniar is that they are not willing to sit at the table and negotiate for anything less than €80 million.”

“So for now, Skriniar is worth more than Rakitic, but above all, regardless of the fact that Suning wish to add a big player to the midfield department, they are not interesting in losing a big player in defense. Skriniar is also very close to signing a new contract, which will prolong his stay at Inter even further.”