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Lazio make move for Barcelona veteran Ivan Rakitic

Lazio have made a move for Barcelona veteran Ivan Rakitic.

The Croatia international has been encouraged to move on this summer by Barca management, though he is reluctant to be forced into any move.

Il Tempo says Lazio are in contact and have tabled Rakitic a bumper three-year contract.

Barca want €20m to sell, though are willing to compromise to clear the midfielder off their books.

For his part, Rakitic would prefer to remain in Spain and favours a return to former club Sevilla as a preference.

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