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Manchester United join Chelsea in race for £15m star

rakitic.jpgThere is sense of anticipation today in the Football Transfer Tavern as punters look forward to the latest Premier League action.

The highlight of the weekend surely comes at White Hart Lane with the champions in town to meet an out of form Tottenham side in a match that could define the season for each respective club.

Live on BT Sport, we’re positive the tavern will be packed for the early morning Sunday kick off.

Ahead of the action on the pitch, there is news that is likely to cause conflict in the bar as talkSPORT report that United could now challenge Chelsea for Sevilla’s highly rated midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Our resident European football expert has arrived in the bar to explain that the Croatian international – who is valued at £15 million – has made an excellent start to the current campaign after hitting seven goals in his 13 La Liga appearances.

His explosive start has seen him linked with a move to England, as both United and Chelsea reportedly line up a January move for the midfield star.

Reports in Croatia have indicated Jose Mourinho has sent scouts to keep tans on Rakitic, while David Moyes is a long-term admirer of the 25-year-old having watched him during his time in charge of Everton.

The former Basel and Schalke star could now make his next destination the Premier League with United punters liking the sound of a goal scoring midfielder to strengthen their side during the winter winter.

Do you think the Croatian ace will make a Premier League switch? Let us know your thoughts below.

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