Barcelona boss rules out Rakitic exit

Ivan Rakitic of FC Barcelona
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Rakitic has been strongly linked with a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.

“He is a fundamental player for us and I am counting on him due to what he does for us, the importance he had for the team last season was clear,” Valverde said.

“I hope that he stays here. I want to have the best players here and he is one of the best.”