Man Utd have expressed an interest in signing Croatia international midfielder and Rela Madrid star Mateo Kovacic.
And the Los Blancos accepts that their back-up midfielder could secure regular first-team football next term.
However, the Red Devils could find luring him away from Santiago Bernabeu an expensive task.
While the European champions understood Kovacic’s frustrations, they value him highly and are reluctant to let him leave the club ahead of the next season.
As a result, any potential negotiations between the Red Devils and the European champions won’t be straightforward.
Real have signed Croatian midfielder for £25m back in 2015 from Inter Milan.
Kovacic has made 109 appearances, and has three years left on his current deal with the Los Blancos his release clause is believed to be around £264m means that the Red Devils will have splash the money this summer.
Marouane Fellaini’s imminent departure on a free means, the Red Devils are in need of midfield reinforcements.
Whether Kovacic, who is currently away in Russia for the World-Cup Tournament will be a perfect addition to the Red Devils.
And he has outlined his desire, having told MARCA: “I would like to play more at Real Madrid because I love football and I love being on the pitch.
“I understand the situation, but because of that I believe the best thing for me would be to go to another club where I’d have the opportunity to play regularly as a starter. I think I can have this opportunity and it’s one I want right now.”