Rakitic and Sevilla have absolutely nothing – Manchi rejects the transfer talks

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Retrieved 08 May 2020, 11:58 IST

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic

Sevilla Sporting Director Manchi has spread rumors that he will join the club on behalf of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, saying there was “absolutely nothing” in the transfer talks.

Rakitic, 32, has been linked with a move away from Bar্সa, where he came from Sevilla in 2014.

Although the Croatia international has a contract at Camp Nou until 2021, Sevilla are reportedly interested in the midfielder.

However, Manchi dismissed the suggestions, saying there was nothing speculative.

“I’m not going to discover who Ivan Rakitic is – we’re friends,” he told Muchodeport on Thursday.

“Rakitic and Sevilla have nothing real, I’ve talked to Evan about his family once or twice and he’s asked about me.

“Now is not the time. To be honest, there is absolutely nothing right now.

“Everything going on in Barcelona has nothing to do with Sevilla.”

Rakitiিক Barcelona have won four La Liga titles and one Champions League, among many others.