I'm a miserable bastard, sure, but i love it when a big transfer rumour gets completely crushed by all parties before it even gets to print. Could see Rakitič being a goer in the summer maybe. He's the sort of player you'd hate to see go to one of your rivals. Wouldn't surprise me if we weren't the only English side in for him. Would fit at Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, could do everything Carrick does. How much is he worth, though? No idea. Only feels like about a year ago people who pretend to watch Spanish football were nudging eachother and winking and claiming he wasn't far off Iniesta. Gone off the boil a bit since by most accounts. £35m?