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Real Madrid to offer Inter Milan target Modric pay-rise

Real Madrid plan to offer Luka Modric a pay-rise to convince him to stay.

Marca says Inter Milan's interest in signing Modric is concrete, however, Real Madrid have no intention of allowing the midfielder to leave. It is now likely that the Croatian will receive another reward in the form of a sizeable pay-rise.

The Italian giants have been quietly working on a deal to sign the best player at the 2018 World Cup since the start of the summer, especially with it intimated to them that the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker wouldn't be averse to leaving Madrid.

Florentino Perez has been strong in his assertions that Modric wouldn't leave the club for a euro less than his 750 million euro buy-out clause, but the situation is a difficult one.

Relations between the club and player aren't at breaking point, nor are they strained, but there is a degree of bemusement amongst those in power at Valdebebas as to why Modric has allowed the speculation to carry on without a word of denial or commitment to his current employers.

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