Spanish giants Real Madrid are set for crunch talks with one of their most important players, who reportedly wants to quit Los Blancos.
Croatia captain Luka Modric has been heavily linked with an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu in this transfer window, with Inter Milan said to be his preferred destination.
Real president Florentino Perez will apparently sit down with the 32-year-old on Friday to discuss his future in Spain following reports that the club’s chief is unsettled by the rumours.
Neither Modric nor his agents have denied the rumours, while Real have said they will only let the player leave if his €750 million (R11.7 billion) release clause is activated.
With Mateo Kovacic having gone out on loan to Chelsea, Los Blancos are unlikely to be willing to let the best player of the 2018 FIFA World Cup leave in this window.
It has been claimed that Real could offer Modric a new deal in Spain, but according to many reports in Spain, the player is set on leaving the club either in this window or at the end of the season.
The midfielder has played 257 games for Los Blancos since his arrival at the club in 2012, and has won one LaLiga title and four UEFA Champions League trophies along the way.