Modric set for Madrid pay rise

Luka Modric is set to receive an improved contract at Real Madrid following the news this summer that Inter are interested in signing him.

The Italians have made no secret they would like to bring the Croatian midfielder to Serie A, but Madrid President Florentino Perez is in no mood to let another of the club’s star players leave after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Consequently, Marca reports that the 32-year-old is likely to receive an improved contract and a sizeable pay rise on his current €8m-a-year deal.

Modric has intimated in recent weeks he may be open to a move to the San Siro, but Perez is adamant the player will not be able to leave the Santiago Bernabeu for a euro less than the €750m buy-out clause in his contract.

Unlike Ronaldo, however, Modric is expected to remain with the European champions as relations between him and the club are far from at breaking point, despite the Croatia international having done nothing to dispel the rumours.

Meanwhile, Modric was due to meet Perez for a face-to-face meeting on Wednesday, but that has now been postponed until Friday.

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