Marca: Milan were one step away from sealing signature of Luka Modric – the background

By Oliver Fisher -

Zvonomir Boban was close to bringing Luka Modric to AC Milan before he was sacked as Chief Football Officer, a report in Spain has claimed.

The Rossoneri have repeatedly been linked with a move for Modric who is a self-confessed supporter of the club, and the speculation intensified while his compatriot Boban held a role at the club.

According to what is reported by Marca, Milan were in fact very close to finding an agreement with Modric in view of next season, with Boban’s intercession having brought the Croatia international one step away from the Rossoneri, ready to put him at the centre of the technical project. 

However, Boban was then sacked from his role due to comments he made about CEO Ivan Gazidis in an unauthorised interview, with a court battle seemingly now on the cards.

His departure however has complicated everything and now it seems almost impossible that the negotiation can resume, with the midfielder now having two paths to choose from: stay at Real Madrid or move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.

Tags AC Milan Luka Modric Zvonomir Boban