According to reports in Spain, Sevilla could ask for Dutchman Ibrahim Afellay in any deal for their midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

  • By Michael Bell
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afellay cAccording to Sport, Barcelona representatives are currently in Seville trying to strike a deal for Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who masterminded the side’s Europa League win.

After having their first bid rejected, Barcelona are reportedly ready to up their offer to €12 million, but Sevilla are looking for one or two players to be added as part of the deal. Ibrahim Afellay is one of the players mentioned along with Christian Tello and Denis Suarez.

Afellay is widely expected to leave the Catalan club this summer after three injury laden years, which has restricted him to only 35 appearances for the club.

The Dutch international only played twice this season for the club, and missed out on a place in the World Cup. The 28-year-old former PSV captain will look to get his career back on track at a new club.

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