Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to lure Ivan Rakitic to the Premier League

Arsenal have made a new offer to sign Ivan Rakitic this summer, claims Sport. It is reported that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has contacted the FC Barcelona midfielder’s agent to try and convince the Croatian to consider a move to the Premier League next season amid rumours that Rakitic is set to return to Sevilla next season.

Arteta is looking to add a playmaker to his team next season and Rakitic could prove to be the ideal player to play between the midfield and defense. The report claims that Arteta himself has looked for contact with Rakitic’s representatives to show them his interest, stating that the midfielder will give a key role on Arsenal‘s midfield next season.

However, it is believed that Rakitic has set his sight on either a move inside the Spanish LaLiga or a move to the Italian Serie A ahead of the Premier League. The 32-year-old midfielder has one year left on his contract at Barcelona and he has been marked as one of the players that the Catalans have put on the transfer list.