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Barcelona chief Segura: Rakitic had options abroad

Barcelona chief Pep Segura insists there were no plans to sell Ivan Rakitic last summer.

Rakitic was a target for PSG.

But Segura said: "We did not contemplate his departure. We knew that he had an option from abroad. We had no interest in him leaving.

"In Spanish football there is a very complex weapon against us which are the buyout clauses. We are the only league with clauses and the danger is there but neither the club nor the player wanted a way out.

"There is no case."

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