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AC Milan could land weakened Real Madrid star Luka Modric on a free transfer

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AC Milan could land weakened Real Madrid star Luka Modric on a free transfer
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The Italian side could get an unexpected boots in their pursuit for the player.

Luka Modric could leave Real Madrid for free at the end of the season.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have no intention of renewing the current deal in place with Luka Modric, ready to release the Croatian instead.  The midfielder has recently recovered from an injury, and as a result of the El Clasico postponement, he should be ready for the next game. However, as the report states, the 34-year-old will have a hard time earning a spot in the starting eleven.

After previously running the midfield, therefore, he finds himself in a new situation. Modric was the player with most minutes in the squad last season but this year, the sending off at Celta Vigo and those two injuries he suffered, have left him with a frustrating start to the season. He has played more minutes with Croatia this year, than he has with Madrid. The lack of games might mean he is fresher for more important moments in the season but he needs to get fully fit first and then think about battling Federico Valverde for his position back.

As the report continues, Real Madrid are planning for the future and Modric’s contract most likely won’t be renewed next summer. As reported by Calciomercato in recent weeks, AC Milan are interested in the experienced midfielder. The Rossoneri’s chief, Zvonimir Boban, is a good friend of the player and could decide to make a move next summer.

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