The Daily Mail is this morning reporting that Real Madrid could be ready to make a £30m bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
The Croatian playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer of course, but it appears that the La Liga Champions have entered the race.
With Modric’s involvement in Euro 2012 over after Croatia failed to make it to the knockout stages, now could be the time for his future to be decided.
One thing that seems almost certain is that Modric will be leaving Tottenham this summer. The Sun reported earlier this week that Modric would see Spain as the ideal destination too.
The one thing Tottenham – who are yet to appoint a new manager – would prefer is a bidding war for Modric’s services. Therefore, they are almost guaranteed a significant fee for the 26-year-old.
Now that Madrid have stepped up their interest – speculation suggests that manager Jose Mourinho has given the go ahead on the move – everything could move very quickly.
Manchester United will have to show how much they want to bring Modric to Old Trafford and the player himself will have to decide where his future lies.
This one isn’t going away from some time yet.