Inter Milan’s new sporting director Beppe Marotta is already planning for next season and believes that Ivan Rakitic could bolster Luciano Spaletti’s squad.

The 30-year-old Croatian midfielder is contracted with Barcelona until 2021 and has a price tag close to £39m. According to Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport, Inter Milan have already started talks with the catalan giants who are not interested in renewing Rakitic’s contract. It is reported that the Serie A side are willing to offer him a three-year deal.

The former Sevilla player has made 36 appearances for Barcelona this campaign and managed to score four goals whilst providing six assists.