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Ivan Rakitic says he wants to stay put at Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic is one of the Barcelona players who have been linked with an exit from the club. The 31-year-old has been tipped for an exit as Barcelona's midfield will have a surplus of top-quality midfielders when Frenkie De Jong joins in the summer from Ajax.
Manchester United and Inter Milan are the prominent names that have been linked with the Croatian. However, he has now put all rumours to rest by admitting that he would like to kick on at Barcelona.
"I don't want to be anywhere else,"
"I hope the club, the president, the coach and the fans see this the same way I do. I hope they tell me that I'll stay here for another three years.
"I'd like to be able to point to the three more years on my contract and to say I'll be here three more years. Anything can happen in football, but I am very calm about it all."