Reports📰: Inter Close to Rakitic Deal📝

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Inter are closing in on securing a €50 million (£43m/$56m) move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Goal understands.

The Serie A side, who have been following Rakitic for a while now, are desparate to pull themselves closer to Juventus in the 2019-20 season and want to put together a team that's capable of mounting a title challenge.

The Croatian is seen as a key part of that ambition, while, as reported by Goal, Antonio Conte is also being lined up to replace Luciano Spalletti as head coach.

The Nerazzurri have been in talks with the former Chelsea boss and are prepared to offer him a lucrative contract to take over at San Siro.

Rakitic will bring an end to a trophy-laden five years at Barca, whom he joined from Sevilla back in 2014, having won four Liga titles, four Copas del Rey and one Champions League, amongst other team and personal accolades.

He could yet add another Copa del Rey title to his collection, should Barca beat Valencia in this year's final on May 25.

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