Ivan Rakitic remains coy on Real Madrid interest

Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Rayo Vallecano during their La Liga match on September 25, 2013
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Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic remains coy when questioned on a possible move to Real Madrid.

Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic has said that talk of a move to Real Madrid can wait until after the World Cup this summer.

The Croatian is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in European football, with a number of clubs believed to hold a strong interest in his services.

Real Madrid have been linked with a move over the last couple of months, but the 26-year-old has remained coy on a potential move.

"Real Madrid? We should wait for this Europa League final, also for the World Cup final, then we'll see," he told Kicker.

"This year we have taken a great step forward, but it's the great goal for every player to play in the Champions League."

Rakitic has scored 15 times for Sevilla this season.

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