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Liverpool 'eye summer move for Luka Modric'

Liverpool 'chasing Luka Modric'
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Liverpool reportedly identify Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric as a possible transfer target, but could face competition from Arsenal for the former Tottenham man.

Liverpool have reportedly identified Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric as a possible transfer target this summer.

Real Madrid are expected to undergo a substantial overhaul of their squad at the end of the season following a disappointing domestic campaign which has left them 15 points off leaders Barcelona with only 10 La Liga games remaining.

One player who could become a victim of Florentino Perez's reshaping of the squad is Modric, and Diario Gol reports that the 32-year-old would be open to a return to the Premier League.

Liverpool are among the clubs interested in handing the Croatian a route back to England as manager Jurgen Klopp looks at potential replacements for Emre Can, who is expected to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.

However, the report goes on to state that Modric would prefer a move back to London, which could hand the edge to Arsenal in the race to sign the veteran playmaker.

Modric's ties with former club Tottenham Hotspur would not be enough to prevent him from joining their North London rivals, and Arsenal are also thought to be keen to bring Modric back to the capital.

Liverpool have already lined up the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita this summer, while Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Adam Lallana provide further options in the middle of the park.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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