Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has reportedly shown up as a transfer target for Manchester City.
The Croatian international has entered the Bernabeu for the last 12 months and is considering his options elsewhere.
El Nacional.cat reports that city boss Pep Guardiola is keen to recruit a player with similar qualities to Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets and believes Real Madrid’s Modric would be the ideal man to balance his midfield.
The Premier League champions already have a number of midfield options available despite Guardiola identifying Modric as a possible replacement for Fernandinho, who has a contract with Etihad until summer 2022.
The report went on to say that the Citizens would be willing to offer Modric a deal that would start him with the Mancunian giants before moving to their sister club New York City FC.
The 36-year-old has made 392 appearances for Los Blancos since joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.