Manchester United are reportedly interested in Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, who has apparently told his team-mates he plans to leave in the summer.

Modric is one of the finest midfielders in the world but at the age of 32, Zinedine Zidane may look to replace him this season and the Croatian is reportedly therefore considering his options.

Inter Milan have emerged as the leading club chasing him but Talksport report that Jose Mourinho, a known admirer of the former Spurs man, may make an offer.

The news will come as music to the ears of United legend Eric Cantona who recently described Modric as ‘his favourite midfielder in the world’.