Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has insisted that Ivan Rakitic did not miss Saturday's fixture with Osasuna due to a potential move away from Camp Nou.
However, Valverde has claimed that the 31-year-old was only absent from the 2-2 draw because of tactical reasons.
After the match, Valverde told reporters: "What do you want me to say? Last year he was playing and [Nelson] Semedo was on the bench. The other day he played well and we stuck with the same team, with Sergi Roberto in midfield. We have a lot to choose from.
"It's a great question, but it could be about anyone. The market does not influence my decisions at all. If I think he'll come in handy for a game, I'll play him. I choose depending on the game."
Rakitic still has just under two years remaining on his contract.