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Barcelona and Juventus have prepared a potential swap deal for Ivan Rakitic and Douglas Costa, it has been claimed.
Rakitic has joined the Catalan giants in the summer of 2014. Though the player wants to stay in Spain, where his wife and children are settled, it is likely he would leave the La Liga side at the end of the season, lately having found his playing time limited with the team.
Meanwhile, Costa has struggled for a regular run with the Serie A side, constantly having injury problems.
Barcelona face major injury problems, with Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele out of the action. It was decided that Costa could be a possible attacking option for the club, though a completed deal was never able to materialise.