CM: Modric ready to take pay cut to join Milan – why Elliott will reject the move

By Oliver Fisher -

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is ready to take a pay cut to join Milan but the club have no interest in signing him, a report claims.

The Rossoneri were heavily linked with a move for Modric over the summer, and reports in recent days have suggested that Milan’s pursuit of the Croatia international is far from over.

We recently reported that the club’s owners Elliott Management are ready to cede to the wishes of Zvonomir Boban and Paolo Maldini in order to add more experience to the squad in January.

Now, have provided a crucial update on the situation surrounding Modric, acknowledging that the 34-year-old spoke to Inter in January and Milan over the summer about a possible deal, but neither could satisfy the requests.

Things have apparently now changed and the former Spurs star knows he must leave in either January or June, having made just two competitive starts so far this season.

The report adds that his first choice destination is 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, ‘no encouraging signs’ are coming from Milan and he is ‘not considered part of the club’s plans’, as CEO Ivan Gazidis is not open to big investments on players well over 30.

Boban of course would jump at the chance to bring his compatriot to the San Siro, and it is suggested it would take a fee of around €10m in January, but for now it appears the ownership have other ideas.

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