Report: Barcelona Will Not Renew Rakitic Contract

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Barcelona will not renew Ivan Rakitic's contract, which expires in the summer of 2021, and could be persuaded to sell at the end of this season, according to Sport.

The Catalan giants reportedly received a €90m (£79m/$101.9m) bid for the Croatian midfielder's services last summer, but the player wanted to stay and the club were in no rush to sell. 

However, following the imminent arrival of Ajax wonderkid Frenkie De Jong, Barca are more willing to part with an aging player they believe they can get more than €65m (£57.1m/$73.6m) for.