Chelsea should surely be monitoring Modric's Madrid situation

Chelsea has had a sluggish summer on the transfer front so far.

A lot of time was spent getting new manager Maurizio Sarri in to replace Antonio Conte. But the Blues should definitely be monitoring the Luka Modric situation.

The Blues have made just two signing so far this summer: Italian play-maker Jorginho, following his old boss through the door at Stamford Bridge, and veteran stopper Rob Green putting pen to paper.

Luka Modric Leaving Bernabeu?

Some rather interesting news has surfaced in the past 24 hours. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric is apparently open to leaving the Bernabeu, with Inter Milan keen on signing the 32-year-old.

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The Croatian, who scooped the Golden Ball award at the 2018 World Cup for helping guide his country all the way to the final, is said to be ‘open’ to the idea of leaving Madrid, where he has been since moving from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

The diminutive midfielder has since gone on to establish himself as, arguably, the world’s best in his position; having won four Champions Leagues and one domestic league title.

With new signing Jorginho and N’Golo Kante screening the Blues’ defence, adding Modric to the fray would make Sarri’s side an absolute force to be reckoned with. Chelsea has reportedly enquired about Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, but Modric’s abilities are so difficult to ignore, especially when they are apparently available.

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He’s a world-class talent who would be the perfect player to help Alvaro Morata come good in the Premier League. Encouragingly, Modric hasn’t really shown any signs of ageing yet, and Sarri ought to think about making a late play.

He and Chelsea are surely a greater attraction than Inter, despite their growing Croatian contingent.

There is a feeling of big change at Real Madrid, and perhaps Modric has foreseen Los Blancos’ decline; with Cristiano Ronaldo following Zinedine Zidane out of the door. If so, it is time for Chelsea to act.

Tom is a sports journalist who has been with GRV Media since the summer of 2018, having previously worked for 90min. He has worked on the company's two major football websites HITC Football and TBR Football, as well as club sites such as Geordie Boot Boys, Arsenal Insider, and Rangers News. Currently, he is the lead writer on Molineux News and has covered the club for over two years, establishing the site as the go-to for supporters wanting the latest news and opinions on all things Wolves. When not writing about and watching football, he's probably playing it... He's also a big cinephile, gym-goer, and night out enthusiast.