REAL MADRID are set for showdown talks with the agents of Luka Modric in a desperate bid to keep him at the club.
Modric has emerged as a serious target for Inter Milan, and Real are growing increasingly concerned the midfielder could quit the club.
EPA Real Madrid will hold urgent talks with the agent of Luka Modric to ward off interest from Inter Milan
The Serie A side have targeted Modric as the player they believe can finally lead the club to overhaul Juventus in the title race.
And there have been claims that the 32-year-old has admitted he would be interested in the chance of making the switch to the San Siro.
Inter are understood to be willing to offer him a huge contract to tempt him to quit the European champions and make the move to Italy.
And Real are taking the issue so seriously they have scheduled urgent talks with the player’s agent in order to attempt to thrash out a new deal which would end the interest from Inter.
Getty Images – Getty Inter believe Modric can help lead their challenge to the Juventus dominance in Serie A Croatia star Luka Modric teary as he wins Golden Ball at World Cup 2018
EPA Modric was awarded the Golden Ball for being the best player at Russia 2018
Key to the situation is the way Modric has now emerged as one of the top players in the world during his time at the Bernabeu.
Having helped lead the club to three successive Champions League victories, he was then the talisman for Croatia’s march to the World Cup final.
Modric was awarded the Golden Ball for being the best player at Russia 2018, capping a run of form which saw Inter earmark him as their top target.
Now it appears his agents want Real to recognise his status in world football with a significant pay rise if they want to keep him happy at the club.