Premier League campaigners Manchester City have been reported to be considering the signing of Barcelona attacking midfielder Ivan Rakitic and the player could be making the move before the close of the 2017 January transfer window.
It was stated in the reports that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been monitoring the 28-year-old player and the club are ready to offer the Spanish giants £50 million to lure him to the Etihad stadium.
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On Sunday, January 8, 2017, the Croatia international was left out of Luis Enrique's squad that traveled to Villarreal for the La Liga clash fueling rumors that he might be facing the exit doors.
The 28-year-old joined the Spanish giants in 2014, and he has been a key member of the team, but over the last month, his appearances have become sporadic.
Manchester City currently occupy fourth position on the Premier League standings with 42 points after 20 games, and Pep Guardiola is ready to bolster his squad before the close of the January 2017 transfer window.