£60m bid tabled: Man United to beat Chelsea to the signing of Croatian midfielder

Manchester United are not done with business in the transfer window and they could seal a deal or two before the close of the window.

The Red Devils have reportedly dropped an offer for out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Spanish outlet Marca  via 101Greatgoals claim that Los Blancos have received 60 million pounds for the World Cup hero.

The Croatia international, who joined from Inter Milan In the summer of 2015, has struggled to hold down a berth in the middle of the park, around the likes of brass players namely: Toni Kroos and Luka Modric and Casemiro.

Kovacic was in Croatia’s World Cup winning squad and although failed to registered a goal in the competition, the midfielder was terrific for the Blazers.

But Kovacic doesn’t want to play under Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.

It is understood the midfielder does not fancy Mourinho’s tactics and is ready to reject offers from the Manchester club and join west Londoners Chelsea instead.

Chelsea are in the middle of the fray for his services and according to Daily Mail, as said on Tuesday, the Blues have opened talks with Los Blancos on a possible transfer.

Maurizio Sarri is understood to be on the lookout for another candidate at the centre of the park, despite the arrival of 51 million pounds Jorginho from Napoli last month.