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Atletico Madrid launch stunning move for wantaway Barcelona midfielder Rakitic

Atletico Madrid have launched a stunning move for wantaway Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

The Croatia international is set to be sold by Barca in January after finding himself surplus to requirements this season.

Movistar+ says Atletico have told Barca they will offer €40m for Rakitic ahead of the winter market.

Just this week, Rakitic admitted he was ready to leave Barca: "How can I have fun? By playing football.

“And it's like I often say, how does my little daughter feel when you take a toy away from her? Sad.

“Well, I feel the same. [Barca] have taken my ball away from me and I'm sad about it.

“I understand and respect the decisions of the coach, club or whoever, but I think I've given a lot in these five years.

“What I want is to continue having fun, that's the most important thing for me. I can only have fun by playing.

“I'm 31 years old, not 38, and I feel like I'm in my prime."

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