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Barcelona reportedly set to finalise €20m transfer of Ivan Rakitic and loan Denis Suarez to Sevilla

by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Barcelona are reportedly finalising the details on a deal that will bring Sevilla captain, Ivan Rakitic to the the Camp Nou for €20 million, while the club will loan out former Manchester City and recently promoted from the Barcelona B squad, Denis Suarez to Sevilla.

Ivan Rakitic

According to Catalan radio station, RAC1, Barcelona sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta and vice president Javier Faus were in Andalusia to conclude negotiations with Sevilla, after the Catalan club reached an agreement on personal terms with the Croatian international’s brother and representative, Dejan Rakitic.

The report went on to add that concurrently, Denis Suarez would be loaned to Sevilla for the 2014-15 season, as the 20-year-old midfielder will get his first taste of Primera Division action.

Reports ran rampant late last week that the two sides had reached a €15 million+€5 million in bonuses agreement for Rakitic, but Sevilla’s president refuted the claims and insisted that as of that moment, no player had been sold.

Rakitic is currently in Brazil to represent Croatia at the 2014 World Cup and if the deal is finalised in the coming days, he won’t likely be presented by the club until late July or early August.

Spain are priced at 13/2 to win the World Cup with bet365

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