Barcelona pair do not want to leave Cam Nou this summer



Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic are determined to stay at Barcelona this summer, according to Daily Mail.

Both midfielders have been heavily linked with moves away from the Camp Nou in light of Barcelona’s capitulation at Liverpool in the Champions League and the Spanish champions recruiting Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Coutinho has struggled to convince supporters and, like Rakitic, has been discussed by Premier League clubs and Paris Saint-Germain.

It is understood Barcelona would be open to offers for the pair, however, both have no desire to leave and hope to convince the club’s hierarchy they can contribute next season.

Barca also want to add a striker and centre-back with Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt firmly in their sights.

That could yet push Samuel Umtiti closer to the exit.