MANCHESTER UNITED will face competition for Ivan Rakitic from Juventus and Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy.
The Barcelona ace has been on the Red Devils’ wanted list for some time but they could now be scuppered by the Italian pair.
The Croatian midfielder has struggled for game time at the Nou Camp this season and could be on his way in January.
But Calciomercato claim the Italian giants could swoop for the World Cup finalist and ruin United’s plans.
The 31-year-old has started just once in La Liga this season, and was not even in the squad for Barca’s last game against Villareal,
United were recently put on red alert as reports surfaced of the Catalans’ desire to sell the Croatian in order to raise transfer funds.
The La Liga champions were reportedly willing to accept bids of around £50million.
They also want to offload Arsenal target Samuel Umtiti.
Juve have shown an interest in Rakitic before and considered a swap deal involving ex-Liverpool man Emre Can, according to reports.
And Barca are so willing to get rid of Rakitic, they even included him as part of an eye-watering players-plus-£118m deal for Neymar.