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Cristian Tello targeted by Sevilla to replace Ivan Rakitic

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Barcelona winger Cristian Tello is being pursued by Sevilla, according to talkSport

Earlier reports stated that he would be a part of the deal to bring Ivan Rakitic to Camp Nou, however Tello remains at Barcelona, even as the Croatian playmaker joins his team.

The 22-year-old talented winger Tello, has seen an impediment of his career at Barcelona. Breaking through the ranks of one of Europe's best teams, Tello was punted as the next big thing at Blaugrana.

However, despite scoring 17 goals from 42 games at Catalonia to date, the youngster has fallen out of favour and fallen out of form. This season, he managed just one goal and two assists from 22 games.

Hindered by the likes of Neymar and Pedro, the Spanish winger has been unsurprisingly linked with a number of top clubs.

Liverpool and Everton were heavily linked with Tello; but now Sevilla appear to be close to clinching his signature.

Despite missing out on exchanging him for Rakitic, Los Palanganas could see him join their Europa League winning squad.

However, FC Barcelona might just have other plans in mind. The club has invested interest in the precocious Koke and Tello could be used in an exchange deal to bring the Atletico Madrid man to Camp Nou.

Even if that move falls through, Barcelona will no doubt be recalcitrant to sell such a prospect as Tello.

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