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Chelsea & United Linked With Modric Swoop

Premier League trio Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all eyeing a move for Real Madrid flop Luka Modric – who may return to England next summer

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Luka Modric is linked with a move back to the Premier League.


Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all eyeing a move for Real Madrid flop Luka Modric, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the Premier League trio are monitoring the 27-year-old’s situation, with Modric said to be considering a move back to England after a disastrous start to life at Madrid.

The Croatian midfielder made a big-money move to the Bernabeu from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer but has struggled to settle in La Liga. Modric has made just eight starts under Jose Mourinho, scoring just one goal, and was recently voted the worst signing of the season by readers of Spanish newspaper Marca – getting 32.2% of the votes.

The player himself recently admitted he knows the pressure he’s under after making a big-money move to Madrid:

‘This is Real Madrid, I know the huge media pressure on transfers.

‘I’m not looking for an alibi, I’m not that guy, but it’s very demanding to adjust to a huge club like Real Madrid.

‘I have had a number of solid performances, I failed in some but overall I proved I can offer something.’ Modric is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail

The Mail suggest Chelsea, United and City may be ready to offer Modric a way out if he does decide to cut short his stay in Spain, but any potential move would be in the summer and not this month.

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I must admit, I’m not surprised by Modric struggling at Madrid. He’s trying to force his way into arguably the second most talented midfield in Europe with the likes of Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Angel Di Maria, Kaka, Michael Essien, Jose Callejon and of course Ronaldo all vying for starting places.

No doubt he’s a huge talent and can mix it with the best, but it takes time to get used to a new team and new league, and players are rarely given the luxury of time at Real Madrid.

If Modric does decide to make the move back to the Premier League it would be interesting to see where he goes. Chelsea, United and City are probably the only clubs that could afford him but what are the odds of a dramatic return to Tottenham? Daniel Levy would have to use all his negotiating skills to pull that one off!

Would you like Modric at your club? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Destiny Ehi

    January 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Pls Mr roman pls bring us modrik we need it at chelsea thank u

    • Elijah

      January 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      None of them can deliver in Chelsea like Didier Drogba. We need Strikers Pls

  2. Gio

    January 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Serves the little imp right for thinking he is bigger then Spurs and now he well and truly has been put in his place. We don’t need him back, Sandro and Dembele are a magnificent partnership. Chelsea have no room for him, they already have 12 midfielders. Neither do Man city but they might buy him just to keep the bench warm, as they have more money then sense. Arsenal and Liverpool cant afford him, and Man Utd may be able to accommodate him as long as Madrid take a big loss, as I don’t think Utd willing to pay £33million for him.

  3. charloginger

    January 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    we dont need modric but cavani

  4. charloginger

    January 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    rafa plz we av got next drogba in demba we trust dnt venxh him.

  5. Will

    January 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Before RM I wondered how we would cope but now I can see Modric’s value mor clearly and he is no longer of use to us as his assist rate and scoring are not high eough for the role that he covets.
    This may sound like sour grapes and perhaps there is a tinge of that but we need an AMC capable of splitting defences in the last quarter and frankly this is not Modric. From what I hear Jose had little say in him coming to RM but their board did as is the case now with Bale.

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  7. Raph50

    January 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I never blame the poor boy for not performing at Real Madrid but Levy who fails to sell to Chelsea where he would have been able to adapt to our style of play easily. Well, as for him, we do not need Modric again because the midfield is already fortifieda accept he is coming for benching role or he wait when we release some of our midfielders like Malouda, Benayoun…………etc

  8. sebastine

    January 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Levy destroy his life by not selling him to chelsea for selfish reasons

    • Daniel

      January 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      bollox. Levy was clever and just didnt want to sell to competitors for the top 4 finish. chelsea was spawny anyway by winning the champions league which they didnt deserve as they were crap in the semis and final. But every dog has its day. As far as Moric being ruined bollox again he is just not good enough to compete with some of the best midfielders in the world. He simply isn’t that good. I am a spurs fan and was glad to see him go, just wish levy could have brought in a play-maker sooner than this. Have respect for Chelsea and think we actually did you a favour by not selling you him. He just isnt good enough to get in your side he would spend half the time on the bench like he does now

  9. Inarsenewehate

    January 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Come on arsenal go and grab him! the quality player we need

  10. Howard

    January 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Yes Chelsea really need Modric with Oscar, Mata, Ramires and Hazard.
    It will be more like ManU. No way that RM will let him leave though.

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