The sports director of Inter, Piero Ausilio, has given some keys to the movements that the Italian club is making in the market and has taken the opportunity to deny others attributed to him, such as the signing of Leo Messi if the Government of China supported the Zhang family, owner of the club.
“We are not going to sign Leo Messi. I don’t even know where these crazy rumors come from, “he said in statements to Sky Sport, distancing himself from the possibility of trying to get the services of the Argentine forward, in contractual conflict with FC Barcelona.
He did reveal that another Barça player, Arturo Vidal, is interested in him: “We sure like Arturo Vidal. But now he is a Barcelona player. If they let him go in the right conditions, we will consider signing him. ” The Chilean has a contract until 2021 and the Italian club knows that Barça cannot ask for too much.
Also in Barça code, Ausilio clarified, regarding the ‘ Lautaro operation ‘, that “we never started official talks with Barcelona about Lautaro Martinez. The day after the termination clause expired, we considered it off the market. It’s over”.
Finally, he gave other names: “I can confirm that we are in talks to sign Aleksandar Kolarov from Roma. There are good chances. We will not sign Sandro Tonali, we cannot make an offer for him at this time and we have Nainggolan back. ”
Official: Rakitic is already from Sevilla
Ivan Rakitic is already a Sevilla FC player. This was officially announced by the Andalusian club. The Croatian international midfielder returns to the club where he made his debut in the Spanish League before signing for FC Barcelona in 2014 in exchange for 18 million euros. Barca has announced that it is transferring the Croatian in exchange for a fixed 1.5 million plus 9 variables, depending on the objectives achieved by the Andalusian team with Sevilla. “You will always be part of our history”, “thank you very much and good luck”, was Barca’s farewell message to a player who has left his mark.
The Croatian will say goodbye to the Barça fans at a telematic press conference on Wednesday and will sign with Sevilla until 2024.
The Nervionense club made the signing of Rakitic official with a message: “Welcome back Ivan!” The Andalusian club, brand new champion of the Europa League for the sixth time, celebrated its return six years later.
Fourth foreigner with the most games at Barcelona
At Barca, Rakitic won 13 titles, including the 2015 Champions League, as part of the second triplet in the Barça club’s history. Four Leagues, four Cups, a Club World Cup, a European Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups adorn his clue record. Rakitc is the fourth foreigner with the most games (311) in the history of Barca, only surpassed by Leo Messi (731), Daniel Alves (391), and Javier Mascherano (333).
Before, between 2011 and 2014, he played 149 games with Sevilla in three and a half seasons, scoring 32 goals and giving 41 assists. He will sign for two seasons and another optional, in the absence of official confirmation.
Rakitic had passed the medical check-up in Barcelona prior to his signing for Sevilla, a decision that the midfielder already had in mind before learning from the new Barca coach, Ronald Koeman, that he did not count for the new project despite to have a contract in force until 2021. Barça saves the card from his last season and will receive a small amount for the pass. At 32, Rakitic will make his second official debut for Sevilla on Wednesday, September 23, against Bayern Munich in the European Super Cup in Budapest. Sign for four seasons.