Brendan Rodgers has made the Sevilla star his top-target ahead of this summer’s transfer window after failing in his attempt to sign him last year. Rakitic’s future remains shrouded in uncertainty due to his brother and agent, Dejan Rakitic, failing to turn up to meeting’s with the player’s employers regarding a contract renewal. Sevilla were said to have made a verbal agreement with Dejan but, since a number of top European clubs have declared their interest, talks with the Andalusians have cooled. Chelsea are now said to be weighing up an offer in the region of 22million to land the in-form midfielder from under the noses of Liverpool, according to a [football] direct news source. The Londoners frustrated Liverpool in the January transfer window by signing Mohamed Salah when a move to Anfield looked to have been tied up. Rakitic has been one of La Liga’s top performers this campaign having made 10 assists and scored 12 goals for Sevilla, who lie fifth in the table and have reached the Europa League final.