Ivan Rakitić rejected Manchester City this summer
Rakitić captained Sevilla to their Europa League triumph last term.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Ivan Rakitić rejected offers from Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Manchester City this summer.

The 26-year-old joined Barcelona in an €18m deal from Sevilla in July, but turned down more financially appealing proposals from elsewhere. The Premier League champions were reportedly willing to offer €32m for the Croat, whilst Real Madrid and rivals Atlético Madrid were both set to part with around €26m.

However, with his heart already set on the Camp Nou, Rakitić turned down those offers in favour of linking up with Lionel Messi and Neymar.