Chelsea And Manchester United On Alert As Modric’s Wife Engineers Madrid Exit

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The midfielder’s partner has failed to settle in Madrid.

Despite playing a key role for Real Madrid the wife of midfielder Luka Modric wants her husband to make a return to the Premier League, according to the Daily Express.

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Both Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing the 29-year-old and this news that he may be looking to leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will have put them on alert.

“Modric is the engine of Real Madrid, but the problem it is his wife who did not fit into Madrid in Spain,” said FIFA agent Francois Gallardo.

The Croatia international found life in La Liga difficult himself when he first joined Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2012, but he has since established himself under Carlo Ancelotti.

Modric was a stalwart in the starting XI last season as Madrid went onto win both the Copa del Rey and the Champions League and Ancelotti is almost certain not to want to part with the former Spurs man.

Old Trafford looks a more likely destination for the Croatian should he return to England, with the Red Devils in more need of a box-to-box midfielder.

Previous attempts from manager Louis van Gaal to sign the likes of Kevin Strootman of AS Roma, or Juventus’ Arturo Vidal, have fallen flat and Modric could really improve United in the middle.

However, at Stamford Bride the presence of Cesc Fabregas would make fitting the Madrid star into the team a more difficult task.

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