Liverpool are being linked with a hopeful summer move for Ivan Rakitic to replace Emre Can.

The Mirror claims that reports in Spain suggest that Liverpool are interested in a deal, with Manchester United also watching developments closely.

Jose Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of the Croatian midfielder and the report suggests he could once again try to sign the player this summer.

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Liverpool’s Can is widely expected to leave Anfield at the end of the season on a free transfer. Both Juventus and Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for the German midfielder.

RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita is set to join at the end of the campaign, but the report hints that Jurgen Klopp still wants to add to his midfield ahead of next season.

Rakitic joined Barcelona back in 2014 from Sevilla and has won two La Liga titles and the Champions League among other trophies during his time with the Catalan side.