Paris-Saint Germain mulling over Ivan Rakitic transfer from FC Barcelona over €125m (R2b) price-tag
Posted: 21 August 2018 Time: 19:00
FC Barcelona have requested a staggering €125m from Paris Saint-Germain, for one of their most prized assets.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has made his midfield a priority to strengthen within the last two weeks of the current transfer window due to the uncertain future of Adrien Rabiot.
And Barca's Ivan Rakitic has emerged as the main transfer target as the Ligue 1 side look towards a marquee signing to compliment their fearsome front-three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
The Croatian who played over 70 games for club and country is widely considered as one of the best midfielders in Europe at the moment but holds a €125m release clause that would leave the Blaugrana defenceless if he agrees to make the switch to France.
Barca manager Ernesto Valverde has already issued a hands-off warning to Tuchel but with the current predicament, it could turn into deja vu after the world-record Neymar deal that took the Brazilian to the French capital.