Luka Modric could leave Real Madrid in summer

James Shearman
  • Updated: 2 Feb 2023 21:53 GMT
  • 3 min read
Luka Modric helped Real Madrid to Champions League success over Chelsea

Luka Modric could leave Real Madrid at the end of the 2022-23 season, according to reports.

The five-time Champions League winner is out of contract in the summer and Real president Florentino Perez may let him go, journalist Anton Meana told Cadena SER.

Modric is 37 years old and has finally started to show signs of regression since the World Cup in Qatar.

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Madrid have Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde on their books already.

While Los Blancos are expected to bring in another 'Galactico' in the next transfer window.

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Jude Bellingham remains Real Madrid's primary transfer target as the Englishman prepares for a Borussia Dortmund exit.

It's understood the Bundesliga side will sell Bellingham for the right price, with Real Madrid willing to commit over €100 million in order to seal a deal.

However, they aren't alone in pursuing the former Birmingham City star, with several Premier League teams taking a keen eye to his performances in Germany.

Manchester United, who wanted him before he left Birmingham, Manchester City, and Liverpool are the three teams most serious in their ambitions of signing Bellingham, although Real Madrid are believed to be the frontrunners.

According to reports, Florentino Perez is a massive admirer of West Ham United's Declan Rice, although Arsenal are keen on the England international.

Furthermore, Fichajes have reported that out-of-contract Chelsea veteran N'Golo Kante is a player that Real Madrid have identified as a possible target.

In addition, Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi has been touted as a possible Bellingham alternative by FootballEspana, who claim the midfielder would suit Los Blancos' transfer policy to a tee.