Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Real Madrid target Juventus star as a replacement for Modric

Real Madrid target Juventus star as a replacement for Modric

The Croatian has struggled to break into the Real Madrid side since he joined from Inter Milan, but has impressed on the few occasions that he has played.

Although they would succumb 4-2 in the final to France, Modric was recognised for his performances by winning the Golden Ball.

"Modric will not leave this club for one euro less than his 750 million euros release clause", he said.

With Cristiano Ronaldo having departed to Juventus, the 32-year-old's importance to the team has now become even greater.

They have not made any contact with Juve or submitted any bid they have just identified him, as a target.

Kovacic also helped force his move away from Madrid before the end of the transfer window by refusing to continue with pre-season training until his future is resolved.

Julen Lopetegui had been hoping to convince the player into staying at the club, but his efforts appear to have been unsuccessful.

The rumour states that Real Madrid have only identified Pjanic as a replacement for Modric if he departs from the Bernabeu.

However, Corriere dello Sport claims that Suning has offered to sponsor the deal by paying a percentage of Modric's wages which would allow Inter to complete the move without breaking any rules.

Inter want to take Modric on-loan for a year with the option to buy.

"Modric is not leaving Real Madrid", he said.

Modric's star rose to new heights this summer in Russian Federation as he helped lead Croatia to the tournament final, where they ultimately fell 4-2 to France.

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