Midfielder Rakitic is expected to be one of the most coveted players of the winter transfer window following a spectacular start to the season at Sevilla.

The Croatia international has scored seven goals in 15 La Liga outings and has courted attention from England and Italy.

But Ligue 1 moneybags PSG are also keen on the 25-year-old and have already made contact with his current club to sound them out over his availability.

The Switzerland-born midfielder, who arrived at Sevilla in a bargain £2.2m deal from Schalke in January 2011, has just over a year and a half left on his current contract and is valued at around £11m.