The Sun says Chelsea and Arsenal are locked in a £30million scrap for Modric - after the Croatian superstar revealed he wants to move to England in January.
The Dinamo Zagreb midfielder said: "I'd love to play in the Premiership. I'd like things to happen soon and it's possible maybe even this winter.
"It would be a great challenge for me. It's for sure one of the best leagues in the world."
Modric, 22, who plays against England at Wembley tomorrow, added: "I don't have a preference for a club. There are a few big clubs in England where I would love to play."