Real Madrid place huge price tag on Manchester City target
Real Madrid have placed a price tag of £80m on Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic, according to the Daily Star.
Pep Guardiola's men have turned their attention to the Croatian after pulling out of the race to sign Napoli’s Jorginho at the eleventh hour.
Jorginho has joined Chelsea for £50m and has agreed a five-year deal.
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to do business for the defensive midfielder if the Premier League champions are willing to meet their valuation.
It is not yet clear if City will be willing to pay such an amount, but more will be revealed in the coming days.
Kovacic played only eleven LA Liga games last season, getting one assist and scoring no goals.
Kovacic is currently with the Croatian squad as they prepare to face France in the final of the FIFA World Cup in Russia on Sunday.
He has played his part as Croatia powered their way to the final, making four appearances in the tournament so far.