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Man Utd, Juventus target Rakitic closer to Barcelona exit

Ivan Rakitic is edging closer to a Barcelona exit.

Rakitic has put Manchester United and Juventus on red alert as reports suggest the Croatian has his eye on a January exit from Barcelona, having previously stated: "I need to play".

Marca says the midfielder is seriously weighing up the possibility of ending his five-year association with the Spanish giants.

"It's tough because I want to play and not just be part of the team," Rakitic told 24sata last week while on international duty.

"I will do everything possible to change my situation. I have two years left on my deal and there's no better place to play than Barcelona.

"It's the best club in the world, but I need to play and not just enjoy walks around the city and the beach."

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