Modric denies offering himself to Inter: "It's complete nonsense"
The Real Madrid midfielder responded to a website's claim that he had made overtures to the Serie A club and not the other way around.
Luka Modric made a rare public pronouncement on the rumours linking him with a summer move to Inter Milan by responding to a claim made on a Spanish football website on Monday.
The Croatia midfielder was at the centre of a mini-saga after the World Cup when it emerged that the Serie A club were considering an offer for the Golden Ball winner. However, Modric denied on social media that he had made contact with Inter, posting a message in which he described the claims made by futbolalreves.com as “the biggest pile of nonsense in history.”
Modric to remain in Madrid after contract negotiations
The Spanish website quoted La Gazzetta dello Sport as its source when writing: “Fifa called Modric after receiving a complaint from Real Madrid and Modric said it was he who contacted Inter and not the other way around, because he wanted to play alongside his three international teammates [Brozovic, Perisic and Vrsaljko]”.
Modric will remain at Real Madrid with a new, improved deal in the pipeline to being his salary in line with the club’s best-paid stars, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos. The transfer window in Italy shut on August 17 with Inter having made no headway in their bid to tempt Modric to Serie A. Florentino Pérez had previously stated that Modric would not be allowed to leave “for a euro less than 750 million,” the full amount of his buy-out clause.
Pérez subsequently filed a complaint with Fifa over Inter’s approach for a player with more than six months left on his contract, which contravenes the governing body’s rules.