Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is supremely confident of landing Tottenham’s Luka Modric this summer, and has told friends that a deal is close to being concluded, The Guardian report.
The Croatia international has impressed during recent seasons at White Hart Lane, and is the subject of transfer attention from the La Liga champions.
With Spurs missing out on Champions League football for the second consecutive season the eastern European midfielder is keen to jump ship.
The Santiago Bernabeu team are thought to be on the verge of confirming a deal to bring Modric to the Spanish capital, and Perez is believed to have told friends that the player only has eyes for a move to Jose Mourinho’s men.
Despite this, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been credited with an interest in the playmaker also.
By Gareth McKnight