Barcelona look to replace Chelsea bound Cesc Fabregas with Sevilla star Ivan Rakitic [Marca]

To many’s surprise, Barcelona look like they will be offloading ex-Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas, with Chelsea close to completing a deal for the midfielder.

Sevilla captain Ivan Rakitic has reportedly been chosen as his replacement.

The Croatian midfielder is very highly thought of after leading Sevilla to European glory and Barcelona may include Cristian Tello in the negotiations, according to Marca.

Luka Rakitic, Ivan’s father was recently quoted saying, “Where I want to see play? The Barcelona is Barcelona. I’d like to see him playing alongside Busquets and Iniesta”.