Estranged Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been offered to Inter, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The report details how the Blaugrana have offered the 31-year-old Croatian to the Nerazzurri due to his unhappiness at the lack of playing time he has received so far this season. This is because coach Ernesto Valverde no longer considers the midfielder important to his project at the Catalan club.
Inter coach Antonio Conte, who is incredibly keen on Rakitic, has been trying to convince the club to sign the player, the report highlights. Conte attempted to sign another Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal in the summer, but the deal never materialised due to the cost of the loan, and therefore he has returned focus on Rakitic.
Rakitic was also approached by AC Milan, but his €8 million salary plus the amount needed to cover the transfer was too high for the Rossoneri, who are still working on balancing their books, the report adds.
Whilst Conte wants Rakitic, Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta is instead hoping to sign Udinese star Rodrigo de Paul.