Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric will not be joining AC Milan upon the expiry of his contract in June, according to a report.
The Rossoneri were heavily linked with Modric over the summer, but it was even claimed after the window shut that Milan’s pursuit of the Croatia international is far from over.
Calciomercato.com reported that the 34-year-old knows he will leave the Bernabeu in either January or June and as such is thinking ahead to possible destinations, with his first choice being Milan – a club which he supported growing up and for whom he would be willing to take a cut on his current €10m-a-year salary.
However, an update from the same outlet has now poured cold water on any hopes of seeing Modric in the Rossoneri colours. They confirm that Modric will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after eight years and 15 trophies.
Despite being a free agent and having an excellent relationship with Milan directo Zvonomir Boban, a move to San Siro is not on the cards due to his age and salary.
The former Tottenham star could end up in the MLS with DC United and Inter Miami interested.