If reports are to be believed, Real Madrid are cooling their interest in Luka Modric due to the fee involved and the inability to find a player to leave La Liga as part of the deal. It had been suggested that a figure in the region of £25m was being discussed, while Turkish international Nuri Sahin would be coming back the other way.
However, it seems that Sahin is refusing to budge leaving any move to Madrid on the point of collapse. Another claim suggested that Tottenham were looking at Ricardo Carvalho as an alternative but this seems, for now, to be an isolated report.
Today’s stories are now suggesting that this leaves the door open for Manchester United although rumours yesterday claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were turning to alleged Spurs target Joao Moutinho instead, for the same reasons that the Madrid deal is supposedly falling through.
So there are conflicting stories but at the moment, the suggestion that worldwide interest is cooling does seem to have some weight. Time will tell, but there is still a possibility of another season of Modric at White Hart Lane.