Ivan Rakitic has decided to stay at Barcelona for the remainder of the season and fight for his place, report Diario Sport.
The Croatian international has been consistently linked with a move away from the Camp Nou this season, despite the player himself stating that he wished to remain at the club.
Indeed, according to a report in Cadena Ser on Wednesday, it was said that the Blaugrana were keen to sell the midfielder this week while Diario Sport cited a report from ESPN that the Red Devils are keen to bolster their midfield further after landing Sporting CP captain Bruno Fernandes.
The 31-year-old has clocked up 290 appearances for Barcelona since his switch from Seville in the summer of 2014 and he has won a plethora of trophies – including four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the 2015 Champions League title.
Rakitic has struggled for first-team minutes this season – initially under Ernesto Valverde and now Quique Setien – with Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Arturo Vidal, Riqui Puig and Sergi Roberto among the players selected in those positions.