United monitor Kovacic situation

Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has been linked as a transfer target for Manchester United, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has found first-team opportunities at the Bernabeu hard to come by this season, starting just one La Liga match.

A report in Le10 Sport outlines how the Croat is keen for more first-team opportunities and the Red Devils are in a position to offer him just that.

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer while Michael Carrick looks set to retire and Ander Herrera has also been linked with a move away.

Kovacic joined the Spanish and European champions from Inter in 2015 in a €35m deal, having originally cost the Milanese giants €11m from Dinamo Zagreb.

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