In Spain today they talked about the first contacts between Juventus and Barcelona for Ivan Rakitic, the Croatian midfielder on expiry of contract with the blaugrana club. Another midfielder? We are sure? It is true that the player likes it and already in the summer there was an attempt putting on the plate Emre Can as a counterpart, but now the department seems already covered enough. Indeed, too much. ONLY IN JUNE – Think of the midfielders currently in the squad: Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi. Emre Can, Bentancur, Rabiot. Plus: Ramsey and Bernardeschi, who the coach explained to see him as a half-wing even though he never had a chance to prove it in that role. Juventus currently has six midfielders, plus two. It is therefore difficult to think of another reinforcement in that department in January. More likely, perhaps, that the Bianconeri try to speak directly with the player's entourage to find a deal for next season when it could reach zero. Barcelona pushes for the sale to try to collect something from the sale, but at the moment it is unlikely an arrival of Rakitic in the next market and the confirmation came also from the words of Fabio Paratici who recently said that no one will arrive in January.
STRATEGY – Another interpretation that comes from Spain, is a nuisance maneuver linked to Inter. We explain: the Nerazzurri – and in particular Conte – would like Arturo Vidal with whom the coach has already worked for Juventus. The Chilean is the other midfielder leaving Barca, but he is unlikely to let them both go. For this reason, according to the Spanish press, Juventus could "treat" Rakitic without sinking the blow to prevent Inter from reaching Vidal.
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