Real Madrid have slapped an £80million price tag on Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic.
That is according to the Daily Star, who say Croatian international Kovacic is on the Premier League champions’ radar.
City missed out on Napoli midfielder Jorginho after he opted to move to Chelsea and link up with former boss Maurizio Sarri.
The Blues could still move for another midfielder, but Real are keen to hold on to the 24-year-old and will reportedly only sell if their valuation is met.
Los Blancos have already cashed in on Cristiano Ronaldo this summer who moved to Juventus in a deal worth around £100million.
Top stories from the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People
EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Bale faces a crunch meeting with new Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui this week.
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea are offering Alvaro Morata as bait to try to get Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, and are also willing to sell fellow frontman Olivier Giroud just six months after buying him from Arsenal.
EXCLUSIVE: Isaac Hayden has handed in a transfer request at Newcastle.
Eden Hazard has admitted he is ready to leave Chelsea — and also dropped a huge hint that he wants to join Real Madrid.
Tottenham are eyeing Benjamin Pavard of Stuttgart, France’s World Cup right-back, as a potential replacement if they do sell Toby Alderweirled this summer.
Napoli have slapped an £80million price on Senegal World Cup centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to try to ward off Chelsea.
Manchester United have agreed to sell defender Daley Blind back to Ajax for an initial £14million, four years after buying him off the Amsterdam club for £13.8m.
Liverpool have been given hope in their attempts to sign the Roma goalkeeper Alisson by the Italian club’s sporting director.
Manager Jurgen Klopp says injury-plagued striker Daniel Sturridge still has a Liverpool future despite the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri.
Financially-strapped Aston Villa have turned down a £5m offer from fellow Championship side Stoke for Wales international defender James Chester.
Stories from other newspapers and websites
Manchester United are chasing England Under-17 international Dylan Crowe (Goal)
Barcelona star Andre Gomes is set to choose Tottenham over Arsenal (Mundo Deportivo)
Liverpool are set to launch a bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson this week (reports in Italy)
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