Croatian commits his future to los Blancos.
Chelsea have suffered a blow in their efforts to bring coveted Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric to Stamford Bridge this summer after the player confirmed that he would be staying in the Spanish capital next season after all, reports the Daily Mail.
The skilful Croatia international has only been at the Santiago Bernabeu for just the one campaign now, having arrived in the Spanish capital from Tottenham Hotspur last August on a five-year deal worth £33 million.
And in his debut season with los Blancos, the 27-year-old registered four goals and eight assists in his 52 matches in all competitions for the club, including three goals and six assists in 32 Liga contests.
However, despite new Blues boss Jose Mourinho expressing an interest in re-signing the playmaker when the summer transfer window opens again on July 1, the player himself has stated that he will remain with Madrid.
“I’m not even thinking about the possibility I could leave Madrid this summer, but there is interest from other clubs,” Modric told the Sun.
“Every kid who plays football dreams about playing for Real Madrid. It was the same with me.
“Of course I was sad when Jose Mourinho left. He was the one who insisted in bringing me to Madrid. He is a fantastic coach and I am honoured to have worked with him.”