Real Madrid make stunning €50M + Gareth Bale bid, Barcelona to sell 5 players and more LaLiga news: 1 March 2019
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Ivan Rakitic dismisses Barcelona exit rumours
Ivan Rakitic might have been in the rumour mill for a long time now and even in the summer but the Croat has made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving Barcelona. The World Cup runner-up has been linked with Manchester United, Inter Milan and PSG but nothing seems to have turned his head just yet.
“I like living in Spain. Unfortunately, I can’t ask for another passport because I already have two, otherwise, I’d also ask for a Spanish one because I’m fine here and I’m happy,” he told DAZN when asked about the possibility of leaving Camp Nou.
“My family are happy here too and my daughters are doing well in Barcelona because we’re close to Seville. Therefore, staying here is perfect for me,” he added.
Real Madrid make €50M + Gareth Bale move
Real Madrid have lost patience with Gareth Bale and are ready to let go of him this summer. The Welshman has reportedly become an 'outcast' in the dressing room as well because he cannot speak Spanish.
Reports in Spain suggest that Real Madrid have made a move for Christian Eriksen now. The offer right now on Tottenham's table is ‘Bale + €50M’ as per the report. Another report suggests that it is ‘€40M + Bale’ but two similar reports from different sources suggests that there is a lot of truth in it.
Barcelona to sell 5 players in the summer
Barcelona are looking to let go of a few players before they can bring in new ones if reports in Spain are to be believed. Now, reports are emerging that the Catalan side have drawn up a list of players they want sold in the summer.
Andre Gomes, Thomas Vermaelen, Denis Suarez, Jasper Cillessen and Malcom will be on their way out of the club in the summer if the report is to be believed. Gomes and Suarez are already on loan to Everton and Arsenal respectively and it is expected that they would move there permanently in the summer.