Atletico Madrid is in talks with Barcelona veteran midfielder Ivan Rakitic as they aim to add more depth to their midfield.
Rakitic has been constantly linked with a move away from Barcelona with Juventus and Manchester United in the past seasons.
Barcelona is opened to the deal of selling the 31-year-old midfielder and Atletico Madrid is now in the driving seat to land the Croatian star.
Rakitic has been a subject of discussion every transfer period and he has been left frustrated with his situation in Barcelona with the La Liga Champions also linking him away from Camp Nou and in the end, he would end up staying for another season.
Atletico Madrid has gone through some rough patches this season.