Manchester United are reportedly willing to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer but face a fight for his signature. Although, the Croatian needed more playing time at Real Madrid but the club are not willing to let him go this summer.

According to Daily Mail, the Red Devil are facing stiff competitions from the likes of Manchester City, Juventus and Roma in the race to sign te midfielder. The report adds that Kovacic has a hefty £264million release clause at the Bernabeu, so Real would be in a strong position to set a high asking price for the 24-year-old.

mateo kovacicMateo Kovacic is a rumoured transfer target for Manchester United
Having first caught the eye at Inter Milan, Kovacic arrived in the Spanish capital as an exciting prospect a few years ago, but has struggled to live up to expectations.

Still, United could do with a midfielder of his type after Michael Carrick’s retirement and with Marouane Fellaini nearing the end of his contract.

It remains to be seen, however, if he’d be a priority as numerous other big names have also been linked as options in that area for United, with the Independent claiming Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a priority.



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