Real Madrid are preparing a £30 million offer for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric. The Daily Mail says Real coach Jose Mourinho has told the club to press ahead with an offer.

The Madrid giants are confident of finalising a deal ahead of rivals Manchester United who have been closely linked with the 26-year-old playmaker.

Modric wants to leave White Hart Lane for Champions League football. Managerless Spurs don't want to lose the linchpin of the midfield but might not be able to resist a second summer of bids.