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Barcelona 'lower Ivan Rakitic asking price'

Barcelona 'lower Ivan Rakitic asking price'
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Barcelona allegedly reduce the asking price of midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who has less than a year remaining on his contract.

Barcelona reportedly reduce their valuation of midfielder Ivan Rakitic ahead of the next transfer window.

At a time when Rakitic is ready to end his six-year spell at Camp Nou, the Croatia international is not short of interest in his signature.

However, despite Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla emerging as admirers, neither club have been prepared to make a formal offer.

According to Sport, that has resulted in officials at the Catalan giants being prepared to lower their asking price.

Although Barcelona will not cash in on the 32-year-old for the sake of doing so, there is an understanding that they must be realistic over how much money they are likely to receive for the player.

While Rakitic has made 33 appearances in Spain's top flight and the Champions League this season, only 17 of those outings have come from the starting lineup.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid39279371254690
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico391816551282370
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada37167145043755
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis371010174658-1240
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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