Real Madrid readying bid for Premier League superstar
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is a target for Real Madrid, who are planning for Luka Modric’s shock departure for Bayern Munich, per the Daily Express.
Modric, 31, is a real fan favourite at the Santiago Bernabeu and is considered among the key players for Los Blancos.
But reports in Spain suggest the Croat has had his head turned by Bayeen, who are coached by former Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The German giants have apparently offered £30million for the ex-Spurs man. As a result, Real have drawn up a list of potential replacements, which includes Coutinho.
PSG’s Marco Verratti and Monaco’s Bernardo Silva are also targets, but the Brazilian star could be the primary option, although he has been linked with a move to Barcelona, where he would join up with great friend Neymar.
Philippe Coutinho has now scored 8 goals from outside the area since 2015/16; more than any other player in the Premier League.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 23 April 2017
It could be a summer of huge departures from Real Madrid, with Isco, James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata also linked with the exit door.