The midfielder was linked with a move to Manchester City on Sunday, which was quickly shot down by Barca chiefs.

However, Don Balon says Rakitic has made it clear to his agents he wants to leave.

The midfielder feels insulted by coach Luis Enrique and club directors as he’s found himself sidelined and ignored over new contract talks.

Rakitic has cited how Aleix Vidal has fallen off the map over the past year and has made it clear to his reps he doesn’t want the same to befall him.

City remain keen, where the Croatian would arrive as Fabian Delph is sold this month.