Inter coach: Modric will likely stay at where he is now
- Inter boss Spalletti claims Luka Modric is much closer to his Real renewal rather than to the Italian side
As cited by Real-linked journalist Dermot Corrigan, Luciano Spalletti, Inter coach, believes Luka Modric would rather stay at Madrid than plan a move to Internazionale.
Spalletti at Wanda presser on Modric "That he has shown interest to join us is obviously positive, we are trying to create the right conditions for him to join Inter Milan. If Real Madrid wants to hold onto him, we would have to accept that, and I think that is what will happen."— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) 11 августа 2018 г.
The Italian news outlet Calciomercato claim that next 48 hours will be decisive for any potential deal on Luka Modric between Real Madrid and Inter.
Inter bosses, including their sporting director, Piero Ausilio, are now in Madrid for a friendly against Atletico. They are also planning to stay in the city after that to hold talks on Modric with Real Madrid.
According to the article, Modric is still determined to join Inter and has not agreed any extension terms with Los Blancos.
This report is somewhat questionable, as Inter sporting director Ausilio has confirmed to Sky Italia that he is Madrid only for the game, while Luka Modric has allegedly decided to stay at Real Madrid, as per Diario AS and Marca. Real Madrid will offer him an extension and a pay rise that will see him equalling the club's second highest earner - Sergio Ramos with 10 million euros salary.