Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero has backed their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

Should Modric arrive, it will make Granero's playing chances even slimmer.

But he says: "Improving the squad every season is complicated. They will be working hard for it, and we are always bringing in good footballers.

"I don't know whether it will be him, someone else or nobody, but we will always welcome players that improve Real Madrid with open arms."