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Real Madrid finally find way to convince Luka Modric to stay at club

Despite interest from Inter Milan after a successful World Cup, the Croatian midfielder is set to remain at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

LUKA MODRIC will remain at Real Madrid this season as the club are set to double his wages to match with Gareth Bale.

The Croatian has been the subject of transfer speculation after his incredible World Cup performance and will remain at the Santiago Bernabéu despite interest from Inter Milan.

Real Madrid are set to keep hold of Luka Modric by paying him the same as Gareth Bale.

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Real Madrid are set to keep hold of Luka Modric by paying him the same as Gareth Bale.

It was rumoured that after the World Cup in Russia, Modric was tempted by an offer from Inter Milan that guaranteed a six year contract.


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The 32-year-old scored in Croatia’s opener against Nigeria and again against Argentina in the group stage.

The midfielder was voted the best player of the tournament after steering his nation to a shock final against France.

Modric posted a ‘Back to work!’ picture on his Twitter on Friday morning, which confirmed to Real Madrid fans that he was going no where.

The midfield sensation making a decision on his future amid interest from Inter Milan.

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The midfield sensation making a decision on his future amid interest from Inter Milan.

Only Gareth Bale currently earns more than Modric this season after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Only Gareth Bale currently earns more than Modric this season after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Spanish outlet Marca will enter the new season with a pay rise that matches captain Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale which is rumoured to be £11 million.

Modric, according to the latest information, was reportedly asking for £8 million, the same salary scale as Kroos and Benzema.

The interest from Inter Milan has worked in Modric’s favour as Real Madrid are now set to give him the recognition he deserves after his superb performances in previous seasons.

Fellow Croatian Mateo Kovacic completed his loan switch to Chelsea this week in the Transfer Window.

Luka Modric and Gareth Bale training alongside Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

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Luka Modric and Gareth Bale training alongside Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

Real Madrid are desperate to keep all their midfielders after the loan switch of Mateo Kovacic.

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Real Madrid are desperate to keep all their midfielders after the loan switch of Mateo Kovacic.

And Kovacic admitted he asked for Modric’s advice before making the move.

“I speak to Luka always. He is, of course, happy for me,” he said.

Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic congratualtes Luka Modric on his FIFA Golden Ball award.

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Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic congratualtes Luka Modric on his FIFA Golden Ball award.

Luka Modric poses with the FIFA Golden Ball award as Kylian Mbappe poses with the FIFA Young Player award.

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Luka Modric poses with the FIFA Golden Ball award as Kylian Mbappe poses with the FIFA Young Player award.

“He is sad that I am leaving because we are very close there but he told me that London is an amazing city.

“He said the Premier League will be tough in the beginning but he said it is a nice League, the stadiums are always full and I will enjoy it.


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