€40m Liverpool & Chelsea target unsure over Sevilla future

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Liverpool and Chelsea target Ivan Rakitic has opened the door to a possible move away from Sevilla.

The talented midfielder has constantly been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the Reds and Blues reported to be amongst the currently interested parties.

After an impressive start to the current La Liga campaign, it’s no surprise to see teams linked with a move once again, and Rakitic admits he’s growing frustrated at the lack of success at his current club.

"A football player can never say with certainty that he will remain in his club. Such is the nature of our business. I'm in Seville for three years now and in this time many things have changed,” he told Nogomania.

"It is clear that in such a big club people can not be satisfied with average results. If there is no success, if there are no trophies, frustration grows. Everything has changed.

"Before the start of the season we got 13 or 14 new players, so everything has just begun to operate. Now we have a good series of results and we are all optimistic."

He was coy on specific speculation over a move away from Los Rojiblancos however, admitting his future will remain on the task at hand whilst he’s at the club.

"I can assure you that I'm one hundred percent focused on Sevilla and I only think about our next match," Rakitic added.

Recent reports in Spain, as cited in the Liverpool Echo, have claimed that the club are ready to renew their interest in the player, having initially been linked with a move in the summer.

However, the €40million minimum fee release clause might be an issue for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, as he looks to add to his Premier League title-chasing squad.

Liverpool currently sit second in the table, but a lack of depth could be their undoing. Rakitic would certainly give the Merseyside giants additional quality in the New Year.

Depth isn’t such an issue for Chelsea, but they’ve struggled to find consistency this season under manager Jose Mourinho.

‘The special one’ returned in the summer and was tipped to lead the Blues back to former glories in his second spell in west London.

However, things haven’t gone exactly to plan, and the arrival of Rakitic could help Chelsea settle into domestic contention once again in 2014.

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