Schalke's Rakitic joins Sevilla
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Schalke's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Spanish side Sevilla.

The 22-year-old Rakitic, born to Croatian parents in Switzerland, will bolster Sevilla's midfield as they target an improvement on last year's fourth-place finish in the league.

Sevilla are currently placed eighth behind Barcelona and the holders lost Wednesday's Spanish Cup semi-final first leg 1-0 against Real Madrid.