Luka Modric enjoyed a sensational World Cup campaign as he starred for Croatia on their way to the final where they were ultimately defeated by France.
The skipper though deservedly picked up the Golden Ball for his efforts and Real Madrid would’ve braced themselves for a few bids for the midfield maestro.
Few would’ve expected an approach from Inter Milan but the Serie A outfit are serious about recruiting Modric, journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports.
They have already contacted the player’s agent to discuss a potential move. Inter have quite the Croatian contingent with Modric’s international team-mates Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic and the newly signed Sime Vrsaljko all at the San Siro.
According to reports, the Spanish giants approached the two Premier League stars to discuss possible transfers after failing in their pursuit of Eden Hazard and denying making moves to sign either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
The European champions were in the market for elite forwards to boost their attack. However, Salah signed a new contract with Liverpool before the World Cup, as did Kane with Tottenham, and neither were tempted to move.
Madrid have since focused their attention on getting behind Gareth Bale as their star man.
The La Liga outfit have been impressed by the striker who scored nine times in 14 appearances on loan to Borussia Dortmund last season.
The lure of Champions League football certainly sweetens the deal for the 24-year-old as well as Chelsea will miss out on the same this term.
With the Blues actively seeking to rope in another striker, the Belgian international is desperate for another loan spell away from Stamford Bridge.