Manchester City are unwilling to meet Real Madrid's valuation for midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to Sky sources.

The Premier League champions are considering a move for another central midfielder this summer after their number one target Jorginho signed for Chelsea.

Kovacic - a key member of the Croatia squad that reached the World Cup final - is one player they have looked at but Real's reported asking price of £80m is considered too high.

City have also shown interest in Mario Lemina from Southampton, but despite losing out on Jorginho it is not certain they will strengthen before the transfer window closes in August.