Real Madrid join race for Sporting Lisbon star

O Jogo reports that Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen the centre of his midfield and would like to sign Veloso.

Mourinho is not to impressed with Lass Diarra, Mahamadou Diarra and Fernando Gago.

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to make a €10million plus Royston Drenthe on loan bid for Veloso.