Real Madrid have reportedly approached Ivan Rakitic's agent to secure his services this summer, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid also monitoring the situation.
The 25-year-old midfielder is proving to be a sensation in Spain and after scoring 11 goals and grabbed 12 assists in 28 domestic league appearances a number of big clubs are rerportedly tracking his development.
The Croatian international has only 15 months remaining on his current contract at Sevilla and the negotiations over a new deal with the Andalucia-based team are stalled.
Even though Sevilla Presiden Pepe Castro revealed in February that they had already agreed a principal agreement with the Croatian star, he recently denied the agreement.
"I have been educated to not be against the president, but things are not as easy as it seems. When I get a decision, I'll tell you. Till then, I am focus on my work and Sevilla," Rakitic said.
And according to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, the reasons on his delay to put pen on paper on an new deal is the Real Madrid interest in securing his services.
Cope reports that Rakitic's representative, also his brother, has already spoken with Real Madrid's general manager José Ángel Sánchez regarding a summer move, as they are keen on partnering him with his friend a compatriot Luka Modric.
The Spanish radio station understand that the Croatian midfielder has also received an offer from Atlético, but he would prefer a move to the Santiago Bernabeu instead.
Meanwhile, Liverpool and United are also reportedly monitoring the situation.
A Brendan Rodgers' scout was spotted last December watching him against Villarreal, with the Croatian notching two assists, while David Moyes is reportedly a big fan of Rakitic, having already approached the Sevilla man during his spell at Everton.