Talks have begun with the Croatia international regarding a summer transfer as the Blancos plot a revenge mission following Lucas Lima's move to Camp Nou
Real Madrid are plotting an audacious move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to OK Diario.
Los Blancos have been angered by the Camp Nou's outfit's bid for Santos' Lucas Lima, with the Brazilian set to move to Catalunya in similar circumstances to those that saw Neymar move to Barca in 2013.
On both occasions Madrid felt they had got their man, and now they plan to weaken their Liga rivals in a revenge plot that involves the signing of Rakitic.
Contact has been made with the Croatia international's representatives, with initial talks regarding a summer transfer having gone positively.