With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with Luka Modric.
Chelsea are set to make another move to bring Luka Modric to Stamford Bridge with owner Roman Abramovich ready to offer Real Madrid £22m for the struggling midfielder, according to the Sun.
The report claims the European champions have resurrected their interest in the Croatian international after missing out on Metalist Kharkiv midfielder Taison – who sealed a move to Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday.
Modric only moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer but has been a huge disappointment, only scoring once in his 14 appearances so far and has struggled to hold down a regular first team place under Jose Mourinho.
The Sun claims Chelsea are ready to offer the 27-year-old an early route out of Spain by submitting a £22m bid this month, with Modric apparently seen as a long-term replacement for Frank Lampard – who is expected to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The newspaper suggests the Blues tried to sign Modric when he was still at Spurs two years ago but are understood to have failed with a £40m deadline day offer, so if they manage to pick him up for almost half that amount it will be something of a coup for Abramovich.
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But will Madrid be willing to cut their loses after just 6 months? I’m not convinced they will be. Modric is a superb player and he’s probably just taking a bit of time to get used to a new league and his new team mates. Give him some time and he’ll come good.
However, this is Madrid we’re talking about and some players aren’t given the luxury of time at the Bernabeu, so you just never know. Watch this space.
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