Gazzetta: Milan enter the competition for Barça midfielder Rakitic

The Italian giants are after a player with experience and the Croatian has bundles

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AC Milan have entered the race for Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. There's a good chance he leaves Camp Nou in January and, according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are after a midfielder with experience. He fits the profile perfectly. 

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"In January, I don't like to be very active in the transfer market, but sometimes it is necessary," said Milan executive Ivan Gazidis. "And we can also invest in experienced players, like we did with (Gonzalo) Higuain."  

The option to sign Rakitic is a realistic one. He's a player with experience, proven quality, is relatively affordable and both the player and his club are open to anything this winger. 

There's interest from elsewhere. Inter have also shown a desire to land the Sevilla man, while Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United have all been linked, too. 

Rakitic has lost his place in Ernesto Valverde's side, suffering due to the competition in midfield. Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Arthur Melo are currently playing regularly, while Arturo Vidal and Carles Aleña are also options, as well as B teamer Riqui Puig. 

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