Ivan Rakitic has been defended all season by Ernesto Valverde because the coach views him as a crucial member of the first-team squad. However, a move to PSG has always been in the background after a move broke down 12 months ago at the last minute. The reason this link is resurfacing is because the Croatian midfielder was spotted boarding a plane heading to Paris with his wife.
Could Rakitic be about to sign for PSG? In the last few days, his name has been included in part of a deal for Neymar. What is unknown at this moment is whether the trip is a personal one, enjoying the last few days of his summer break before preseason gets underway, or whether he might be about to sign for PSG.
Rakitic is expected to join up with his teammates on the 14th of July and begin preseason training.