Liverpool weighing up Modric swoop

According to Diario Gol, Liverpool want to bring Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric back to the Premier League at the end of the season.

What’s the story?

Liverpool have already lined up the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita this summer, but it is understood that head coach Jurgen Klopp wants more reinforcements in that area of the field as Emre Can’s future has not been resolved.

According to Diario Gol, Modric has emerged as Liverpool’s main midfield target, with the Croatian’s future the subject of much speculation.

The 32-year-old has made 31 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions this season, whilst he is closing on 250 matches for the club that he joined in the summer of 2012.

Despite Modric’s standing at the Bernabeu, it has previously been suggested that the midfielder could leave as part of a shake-up at Los Blancos this summer.

It would make sense for Liverpool to be interested in one of the best central midfielders in European football, but a lot would have to happen for the Reds to be able to seal the Croatia international’s signature.

Are any other clubs in the hunt?

Modric’s former club Tottenham Hotspur are also open to the possibility of re-signing the midfielder at the end of the season.

Modric scored 17 times in 159 appearances for Tottenham between 2008 and 2012 before leaving to join Real Madrid, and he is still held in high regard by the Spurs fans.

Arsenal have also previously been credited with an interest in the 32-year-old, whilst Manchester United are believed to be closely watching developments.

Modric, who is valued at £36m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is contracted to Real Madrid until the summer of 2020, but he is not getting any younger, and this summer might well see the Croatian return to English football.

Liverpool are reportedly confident of battling their Premier League rivals for his signature, and it is shaping up to be a very interesting potential transfer saga.