Real Madrid have shut down Inter Milan’s move for Luka Modric with the Croatian now most likely to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, according to Gianluca di Marzio.
The Nerazzurri are understood to have initiated new contact with Los Blancos over a move for the 32-year-old with the discussions failing to reach a positive outcome for the Serie A club.
Real Madrid’s hierarchy have decided that Modric is no longer available for transfer and the midfielder is now preparing to remain in the Spanish capital this season.
Real Madrid: Modric not for sale
Modric looks destined to remain a Real Madrid player this summer with the club now unwilling to depart with the midfielder.
Since the arrival of new manager Julen Lopetegui, the European champions have lost Cristiano Ronaldo and Mateo Kovacic with the club now unwilling to lose any more stars.
The president Florentino Perez has made his stance clear and Modric has accepted his fate of remaining in Madrid for the season ahead.
Modric’s new challenge denied
Inter Milan’s dream move for the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder looks dead with only a major twist in the situation the Nerazzurri’s only hope.
The player’s agent had been pushing for the move, whilst Modric had been keen on joining his fellow countryman at Inter and starting a fresh challenge.
However, given Madrid’s firm stance, Modric is unlikely to be plying his trade away from Madrid this season.