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Heard It On The Grapevine: Liverpool Lose Out Again On Long-Running Transfer Target, Chelsea Veteran Wont Be Playing At The Santiago Bernabeu Next Season And New Developments On Future Of Both Gunners And Barca Bosses

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  • Madrid will not be signing Chelsea veteran this summer after all
  • Wenger to quit Arsenal at the end of the season if they fail to finish in the top four
  • Barca boss has already decided to quit Camp Nou this summer to take charge of Argentina 

 

Ivan Rakitic Sevilla

A number of big-name Premier League clubs have been sniffing around Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic this season, and none more so than Liverpool.

In fact, it was widely expected that the Merseyside giants would try to sign the highly rated Croatia international during the recent January transfer window.

However, with the Reds doing so well at that point of the campaign, head coach Brendan Rodgers decided that he was more than happy with the options he had at his disposal in the centre of the park, although it has been widely assumed that the Northern Irishman will definitely look to make a move for the Sevilla skipper when the summer transfer window does reopen for business at the start of July.

But Rodgers and the Reds will be wasting their time, though, as by my understanding La Liga giants Real Madrid have already made contact with their Spanish rivals to express an interest in the player, with Sevilla having informed Los Blancos that they would be willing to part company with their star man this summer, for the right price.

And with Rakitic himself said to be desperate to seal a dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu for next season, Liverpool look like once again missing out on one of their main transfer targets. 

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