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.

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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