Arsenal, Liverpool interested in Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic?

Arsenal, Liverpool eye Rakitic swoop?
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Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, who is concerned that new signing Philippe Coutinho will push him out of the side.

Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic following Philippe Coutinho's switch to the Bernabeu.

The Croatian international is believed to be concerned about his future at Camp Nou as he feels that his playing time might be more restricted now that Coutinho has arrived.

The Brazilian finalised the £142m transfer on Monday, but he is not expected to make his debut for another three months because of a thigh strain.

Spanish publication Diario Gol has suggested that Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus could all be potential destinations for the midfielder, who has been part of Barcelona since his 2014 switch from Sevilla.

Rakitic, who has started 16 La Liga games this season, recently described the reported fee that Barca paid for Coutinho as "a bit high".

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho pictured in front of the Anfield faithful on October 14, 2017
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