Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic is still a transfer target for Barcelona, [football] direct news understands. Contract talks between Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Sevilla continue to rumble on as the summer approaches, causing the Spanish side to become increasingly worried that he could leave the club. Rakitic’s current deal is due to expire next June and the Andalusian club were keen to extend his deal, but interest from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United has halted such a deal. And, [FDN] now understand that Barcelona are willing push for a summer move and offer the 26-year-old. The Catalan side are ready to make several changes to their squad this summer and see Rakitic as the perfect signing after watching him contribute heavily this season with 12 goals and 12 assists in 32 La Liga games. Barca’s interest will no doubt be matched by Liverpool, who have also maintained their interest.