Cape Town - Ivan Rakitic says
he is happy at Barcelona and wants to stay, despite reports linking him
with a move to Chelsea at the end of the season.
A number of clubs are thought to be interested in the Croatia
international, who was a key figure in helping his country reach the
final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Chelsea are known to be interested, while Inter Milan and Paris
Saint-Germain are also keen, but the player says he is happy at the Nou
"Since I've been here I do not know how many times I've left and I'm
back," said the Croat after his side's recent Copa del Rey victory over
"I'm more than happy here and my intention is to be here longer. The
other day I gave the president a little nudge to see if he would start
Rakitic's agent, Arturo Canales, has ruled out the possibility of the midfielder leaving in the summer.
"Ivan leaves Spain in the summer? It's an impossible scenario," he revealed.