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Real Madrid midfield maestro eyeing exit as Euro giants consider swoop

Luka Modric has had a glittering spell with Real Madrid, but reports claim that it could come to an end with Inter offered an opportunity to prise him away.

The 32-year-old joined Los Blancos in 2012, and after overcoming a tricky start to life in the Spanish capital, he’s gone on to win a La Liga title, four Champions League trophies and three FIFA Club World Cups amongst many others.

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Although he is entering the latter stages of his career, he’s undoubtedly a pivotal figure in the Real Madrid line-up still, with Julen Lopetegui now tasked with plotting how to sustain their recent success after replacing Zinedine Zidane earlier this summer.

After losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last month, the Spanish tactician could lose another senior star as La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Modric has made an enquiry with Inter over a possible move to Italy.

It’s added that the deal remains complicated as the Nerazzurri would have to consider his wages and other factors before making their move, while Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal is said to be ready to complete a move back to Serie A as an alternative option.

However, time will tell if Inter opt to pursue Modric instead as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the new campaign having secured their return to the Champions League this season.

Luciano Spalletti’s side did it in thrilling fashion having beaten Lazio on the last day of the season last year to leapfrog their rivals in the standings, and that could now open the doors for them to significantly strengthen themselves with Radja Nainggolan, Lautaro Martinez and Sime Vrsaljko amongst the other new arrivals so far this summer.

Vrsaljko joins an ever-growing Croatian contingent with Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic already at the San Siro, and so perhaps that could be a factor too.

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