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Juventus ‘may go back for Ivan Rakitic in January’ after failing to finish closing date day transfer

Juventus ‘could return for Ivan Rakitic in January’ after failing with deadline-day move for Barcelona midfielder

  • Juventus were keen to wrap up a late move for Croatia international Ivan Rakitic
  • Rakitic could move due to Frenkie de Jong’s arrival and Arthur’s emergence
  • Juventus did not want to swap Federico Bernardeschi for Rakitic 

Juventus are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Barcelona and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

The Serie A side had reportedly reached an agreement with Rakitic over personal terms but were unable to complete a move in time on deadline day.

Tuttosport reports on Wednesday that Juventus will return in January when the window reopens and Rakitic is hopeful of completing a move at the start of 2020.

Juventus are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic

Juventus are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic

The move is reported to have fallen down because Juventus refused to swap Rakitic for Federico Bernardeschi.

Rakitic joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2014 and has four La Liga title medals and one Champions League to his name from his time at the Nou Camp.

But the 31-year-old appears to consider his days numbered with the arrival of Frenkie de Jong and the emergence of Arthur. 



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