Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has put an end to recent speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich, revealing that while he is still in contact with soon-to-be manager Carlo Ancelotti, he's not interested in leaving the Bernabeu.

"I've seen that mentioned in the press but it's only a rumour," he explained to Sportske Novosti (via when discussing the Bayern links that have surfaced.

Modric has firmly cemented his place as a world class player since joining Real from Tottenham in 2012 and was a key member of Ancelotti's side that captured the elusive European Decima for Los Blancos in 2014.

The Croatian's injury long layoff and the team's struggles without him under the Italian manager last season, despite the addition of Toni Kroos, was further testament to Modric and his importance.

"The whole squad had a really good relationship with Ancelotti. I'm still in touch with him but there has been no talk whatsoever of a move to Bayern," the 30-year-old went on to say.


"My idea is to remain at the club until my contract expires in 2018. All my future plans are related to Real Madrid and there are no other clubs on my mind. I'm so happy here along with my family."

Beyond that, Modric said he would even like to earn a privilege that very few others ever receive at the Bernabeu - the chance to retire as a Real Madrid player.

"Few players have ended their career here, Zidane being one of the exceptions," he explained. "I'd like to be one of those players too, but time will tell what the future holds."