AC Milan director Zvonomir Boban has poured cold water on rumours that the Rossoneri are pushing for a move for Luka Modric.
Modric was a player who was heavily linked with a move to Milan over the summer having been tipped to join rivals Inter back in January, though in recent weeks it has been claimed that Milan’s pursuit of the Croatia international is far from over.
Calciomercato.com stated on Thursday that the 34-year-old has made a move to the Diavolo his first choice after accepting he could be forced to leave the Bernabeu either this coming January or in the summer.
It was even reported that he would be willing to take a cut on his current €10m-a-year salary, though there are ‘no encouraging signs’ coming from Milan as CEO Ivan Gazidis is not open to big investments on players well over 30.
According to Friday’s edition of Tuttosport, Boban spoke to reporters prior to Milan’s 1-0 win over SPAL on Thursday night and addressed the speculation.
“Modric? I think of tonight’s match and Lazio. This story about Luka has been fabricated, I don’t know who by,” he said, as per MilanNews.it.