Luka Modric

Luka Modric 'receives offers' from Juventus & Qatar

Tom Gott
Modric's contract is winding down
Modric's contract is winding down / Angel Martinez/GettyImages
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Luka Modric is said to have been given the chance to join Juventus in the summer once his contract with Real Madrid expires.

The 36-year-old signed a 12-month extension last year which will run out at the end of the season, so other clubs are free to speak to him now about a possible free transfer.

While there are no suggestions that Modric himself has sought offers from elsewhere, AS state that both Juventus and a side from Qatar have reached out to the midfielder's agent to inform him of their desire to sign him this summer.

Both clubs are reported to be prepared to offer Modric a two-year contract, whereas Real are only looking to operate on one-year deals as the Croatian enters the twilight of his career.

The hope from Juventus is that the promise of a longer deal could sway Modric, but the expectancy is that he will remain in Madrid and put pen to paper on another 12-month deal before the end of the season.

Modric remains a vital player for the team, flashing his quality with an unbelievable assist for Rodrygo's goal which saved Real against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, and there is no desire to let him go just yet.

His priority is to stay with Real, with whom he wants to play at the new Santiago Bernabeu when it opens later this year, and he is happy to sign another short-term deal to realise his dream.

"We are going to take things year by year and see how long I feel good and can continue at this level," Modric said after the victory over Chelsea.

Formal negotiations are expected to get underway in the near future, with both parties very clear in their desires to reach an agreement sooner rather than later.

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