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Sevilla captain Ivan Rakitic has given his clearest indication yet that he will extend his contract with the La Liga club.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool were among those clubs monitoring the talented Croat, whose deal runs out in June 2015.
But the 25-year-old has expressed his willingness to discuss a new deal with the Andalucian club, and to stay at the Ramón Sanchez Pizjuan.
"We are going to sit down, we'll talk and then we'll see what we can do," he said.
"Everyone knows that I always come with great desire to train and to play, I walk around the city, and even the people that don't know me very well know that I am enjoying it here and that the most beautiful thing is to be part of [this team].
"It has been a very good year, but I want to improve and keep growing with this team."