Ivan Rakitic is likely to be the star of one of this summer's transfer soap operas.

The Croatia international is expected to leave the Camp Nou with Sevilla being his likely destination, although other clubs - Atletico Madrid, for example - will also be considering making a move. 

Barcelona will be willing to open negotiations with any interested party due to their financial situation, but Sevilla are reluctant to invest a significant sum in a 32-year-old with just one year left on his current contract.

As a result, Sport say that the Catalans have decided to lower their demands for the starting point of discussions, having initially wanted 20 million euros to let him leave.