Ivan Rakitic says he would love to see out his career at Barcelona, while he has denied reports which claimed he rejected a contract proposal from the club.
The Croatia international has been a key first-team player for Barca since joining them from Sevilla in 2014, although he has been linked with Manchester City and Juventus in recent months.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, he said: “My dream is to stay here forever. The [club] president and my representative Arturo Canales are in talks to reach the best thing for both [parties].”
He added: “I have not been able to reject any offer because we are talking. I trust that I will stay – I trust in the president and in my representative Arturo Canales, who are in talks.”