Transfer Rumors: Inter To Pursue Barcelona Midfielder

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Inter are keen to go back to ruling Europe and Italy, and for that, they need they crave more creation in the center of the pitch.

That being said, the Nerazzurri are bound to make a huge splash in this upcoming transfer market by pursuing one of the most talented playmakers in the world, even if that means luring him away from Camp Nou.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the Italian side is closely following the steps of Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, as the veteran midfielder could be out of favor in Ernesto Valverde's team following the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax.

The 31-year-old has played a major role for the Blaugrana since joining them in 2014 from Sevilla, helping them overcome the terrible loss of Xavi's departure.

Nonetheless, with him not getting any younger and Bartomeu spending a lot of money on de Jong, reports claim that the Catalans wouldn't mind moving on from Rakitic and would be more than willing to engage in talks with Internazionale.

Also, with the team set to make a huge bid for Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt, they need to pile up as much cash as they can in the summer, knowing they may also have to pursue another striker to take some pressure off Luis Suarez' shoulders.

That being said, Inter aren't going to be able to lure him out of Camp Nou for less than €50m, especially considering he's under contract until 2021, and that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in acquiring his services.

Moreover, it's been rumored that the Italian giants are also interested in one of Rakitic's teammates and closest friends: Real Madrid's Luka Modric. However, making a move for both of them would be more than complicated, unless they manage to work out on a deal involving controversial striker Mauro Icardi.