Manchester United should go 'all-out' to sign Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, according to former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, reports talkSPORT.
The 27-year-old Croatian international would be a perfect addition to the reigning Premier League champions' squad, and would add some much needed creativity in the middle of the park, says the Australian.
Gareth Bale's impending arrival could trigger a fire-sale at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria both tipped to leave the Spanish capital before the close of the transfer window next week.
However, Bosnich believes Manchester United boss David Moyes should focus his attention on bringing Modric to Old Trafford, particularly if they want to be successful in the Champions League this year.
"A creative midfield player has been a priority for Manchester United for some time," he told talkSPORT's Extra Time. "If Gareth Bale does go to Real Madrid, then they'll have to get rid of some players to help balance the books.
"I would go all-out for Luka Modric if I was Man United. He's a wonderful creative player, he's played in the Premier League before and he's just the player they need, especially in those Champions League games."
Bosnich added: "Those are the games when you do need a number 10, a deep lying passer, the sort of player who can unlock the tightest of defences in the final third."
Carlo Ancelotti will hope to retain Modric's services given that Xabi Alonso has been ruled out for up to three months after undergoing surgery on his foot, which could potentially scupper any Manchester United deal.