Mourinho: Modric or nobody

With 18 days to the begining of the official competition, Real Madrid, and especially his manager and coach, Jose Mourinho, is determined that the only signing to do this summer is that of Luka Modric. Will be him or no one. There is no Plan B because the player who wants Mourinho is Modric, not another. The Croatian meets all the requirements demanded by the Portuguese coach and Mourinho does not want any experiments with another name.

Mourinho training Real Madrid at UCLA 2012
Mourinho only thinks about Modric to reinforce the squad

The agreement with the footballer has been closed since early summer, but with Tottenham, the positions are more distant now. The signing was about to materialize on Friday, July 27. All seemed to agree on the terms of the transfer. Levy, chairman of the English club, had his arm twisted. The Real Madrid offered 30 million euros more variables (matches and titles achieved by Modric playing for Real). But at the last minute Levy backed down and refused.

Mainly, the reason why the signing of Modric was stopped is the Paris Saint Germain and its chairman, Nasser al-Khelaifi. A call at the last moment by offering the 45 million euros Tottenham wants, stopped the negotiation. If Real Madrid would have matched that amount, the transfer would be closed, in other way, negotiations would remain stalled. The PSG, with the signings of Thiago Silva, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi, Verratti and El Baillal wants to complete the squad with the Croatian. They have already spent 100 million euros and are willing to shell out 45 more. Modric is the piece missing.

Levy is using the PSG proposal to put more pressure on Real Madrid and force the Spanish team to make a better offer, but also knows by the mouth of Luka Modric that he will refuse to be sold to the French team because he only wants to play for Madrid.

At the Real Madrid board, is known the player is on its side and this scores points. They do not like the Croatian player refused to travel to the U.S.A. Tour with Tottenham. But since he returned to London and trains alone each day, they have seen his behavior has been impeccable and this made reopen negotiations. Real Madrid is strong, does not move form 30 million euros more variables, although the Daily Mail yesterday published on its website that the white club had made a final offer of 38 million euros with 10 depending on variables.

After more than a month of negotiations, Florentino Perez, Jose Angel Sanchez and Mourinho are convinced that the negotiation will be for long. They thought that Levy was bluffing, but now they see that he will harden the transfer to the end. He has not even listened to his coach Villas-Boas. The Portuguese gives up to Modric and he would like to leave him go and spend the money on other player (Moutinho). Villas-Boas does not want to reach the last day of the market without a player to replace Modric. To sign a player in the last day would be impossible.

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