The Croatia international has found himself on the outer this term, as Frenkie de Jong arrived last summer from Ajax. Despite the Dutchman's problems, he has still been preferred to Rakitic.
As such, reports Sport, Rakitic has told Barca he accepts his cycle is over.
And while big offers are due to arrive from England, Italy and France, Rakitic has made it clear he will only leave for one club.
The veteran midfielder wants to return to former club Sevilla, where he'd like to play out the remainder of his career.