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Rakitic wants Sevilla stay

Croatian playmaker Ivan Rakitic has revealed that he is happy with life at Sevilla and expressed his desire to sign a new contract.

The 25 year-old has been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United but he is focusing only on Sevilla and he is not concerned with a move to England.

Rakitic, who joined Sevilla in 2009, insists that he will not be swayed by any potential interest in him and that he wants to extend his current deal, which expires in 18 months.

Speaking to Spox, Rakitic stated: "People know I'm happy in Sevilla, I'm really not under any pressure, my team-mates and all coaches see that I give my all on the pitch.

"I'm enjoying football here, I really love life in this city, so it is a great honour that there are signs of a new contract and that the board is really ready to sign me for an even longer period. We'll see what happens."

When asked about a possible move to England, Rakitic said: "Am I attracted to England? At this point about Sevilla I don't care about another country, about another club."

The midfielder has made 26 appearances this season and has played a fundamental part in Sevilla's push for a Champions League spot as well as progression in the Europa League.