Inter Milan strike personal terms with Real Madrid midfielder Modric

Tanya Simon
August 7, 2018

He also won the best player award (Golden Ball winner) of the competition.

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has said Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic are happy at the club, and the mood has not been affected by reports that both want to leave.

Inter Milan made contact with Modric's agents over a possible move, according to Sky in Italy, but Real president Florentino Perez says anyone wishing to sign the midfielder must pay his £668m buy-out clause.

Real have already lost one key player to an Italian heavyweight - Cristiano Ronaldo going to Juventus for £88.8million last month - and don't want to lose another.

Modric helped Croatia win a silver medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer in Russian Federation.

We agreed to speak on August 8 but he is a player who I love and we are happy to have him here.

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He looks set to quit Real, who value the 24-year-old at around £60m.

"The president [Florentino Perez] was clear and unequivocal", Lopetegui said.

Real Madrid have identified Luka Modric replacement.What's the rumour? The 24-year-old Croatia global is keen to play more regularly than he does for Real but the club do not want to sell him because he is a good deputy for 32-year-old Luka Modric.

The winger said: "We are calm, we have him and I have no doubt that he will continue here".

The Craotian turned up at Valdebebas this morning and after speaking to Real Madrid representatives has decided not to train, showing his unhappiness that the club are not letting him leave.

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