Manchester City are eyeing Real Madrid star Luka Modric. The Daily Star Sunday says top Premier League clubs have been made aware that the Real Madrid playmaker, 29, could be surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu come June.
Should the one-time Manchester United prodigy arrive in a deal likely to be worth at least £80million it would put Modric's future in serious doubt.
For, in order to balance the books under Financial Fair Play, Real will be forced to off-load some of their other stars.
And that will be the signal for City, who are set to overhaul Manuel Pelligrini's squad, to launch a £25m offer for the ex-Tottenham man.