Superdeporte says Modric, 36, is wanted by Newcastle United's new Saudi owners but the star is ready to snub the riches on offer at St James' Park.
Modric is now considering his options after talks over an extension at the Bernabeu stalled.
He is now believed to be heading to the USA - but not before a stop off in Manchester.
Modric is 'open to' following in Frank Lampard's footsteps and have a spell at Man City before heading Stateside at New York City - a side within the Cityzens' umbrella of clubs.
City and rivals Man United have both been linked with a new midfielder.
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