Ivan Rakitic is one of Liverpool’s main summer targets but the player has a verbal agreement with current La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain. The Croatian playmaker has been in spectacular form for Sevilla this campaign, becoming the first player to reach double figures for both goals and assists. His performances have attracted much attention from various European clubs and reports in Spain have reported that both Madrid clubs have made approaches for the player. Real Madrid want to incorporate the Croatian for the upcoming 2014-15 season, as announced on Wednesday on COPE radio. However, according to the same radio station, Rakitic has already reached a verbal agreement with Atletico Madrid. Liverpool will continue to pursue negotiations but if COPE’s claims are correct then it may be too late to sign the talented midfielder for the new season.