Man United ready to make £35m bid to sign FC Barcelona star – report

Manchester United could make a move to try and sign Ivan Rakitic from FC Barcelona this summer, according to reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United could make a transfer swoop to try and sign Ivan Rakitic from FC Barcelona this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the Red Devils are considering a move to try and bring the Croatia international to Old Trafford this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season.

The same report says that Manchester United are preparing a bid of £35m (€40m) for the midfielder as Mourinho looks to assemble a squad capable of winning the title next term.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past and he has been in good form for Croatia so far at the World Cup in Russia.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have already completed their first two signings of the summer transfer window after wrapping up deals for both Fred and Diogo Dalot earlier this month.

The Red Devils will be looking to challenge Manchester City’s dominance at the top of the table next season as Mourinho looks to bring the Premier League trophy to Old Trafford for the first time since 2013.

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