Manchester United, along with Chelsea and Liverpool are the Premier League clubs reportedly chasing Sevilla midfield star Ivan Rakitic.
The Croatian midfielder has been a long-term target of the top English clubs and has admitted frustration at the lack of success in Spain.
''A football player can never say with certainty that he will remain in his club
''Such is the nature of our business. I'm in Seville for three years now and in this time many things have changed
''It is clear that in such a big club people can not be satisfied with average results. If there is no success, if there are no trophies, frustration grows. Everything has changed.''
The former Schalke star has been at the forefront of everything good about Sevilla this season, scoring 7 and assisting 5 goals in 14 La Liga games.
Despite the Croatian's form, the southern Spanish side have struggled to keep up with the pace setters in the league and find themselves 20 point behind the joint top 2 Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. This could mean the Croatian's comments are a come and get me plea to the interested Premier League sides, with Manchester United reportedly the favourite for his signature.
He would be quite the coup for any Premier League side with title ambitions, and has been considered a key player at every club he has been at since 18 years of age.
Rakitic did refuse to talk about any possible transfer which could be on the cards, simply stating ''I can assure you that i'm one hundered percent focused on Sevilla and I only think about our next match''
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