Inter join the competition for Barca star with Juventus

Inter have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Ivan Rakitic as the Barcelona midfielder warns “I need to play.”

Rakitic has been an integral part of Barca’s first team since moving from Sevilla in 2014, playing more than 50 games in each of the last five seasons, winning four La Liga titles and a Champions League.

In the meantime, Tuttosport claims Inter are ready to go back in for the 31-year-old this January, taking advantage of his diminished role at Camp Nou.

They may face competition from Juventus, who were linked with making a move last month.