Chelsea & Liverpool target plays down transfer talk

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Sevilla star Ivan Rakitic has played down reports linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid this summer, reports talkSPORT

The highly rated Croatian star has reiterated his commitment to Sevilla, despite links to a number of top clubs.

Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea have been credited with interest in the player in recent time, however it appears that he's set to stay in Spain.

He told Radio Marca: "It's needless to comment about Atletico because I have a contract with Sevilla and, as I said, I feel good here.

"I have great respect for Atletico but for me there is only one club - Sevilla.

"Currently there is nothing better than Sevilla and I do not think about anything. The talk about me is nice, but I do not care."

And if Chelsea or Liverpool are to make a move for the star, then they may have to spend £33m, which is his buyout clause. However, it remains to be seen as to whether the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea battle for the player's signature in the summer. 

However, for now, the two clubs will be concentrating on their challenges on the pitch. Chelsea take on Galatasaray in the Champions League Round of 16 tonight, meanwhile Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be gearing his side up for their trip to the St Mary's as the Reds take on Southampton this weekend.

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