Jose Mourinho wanted Tottenham legend Luka Modric to join Chelsea

Chelsea manager José Mourinho reveals he tried to sign Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric this summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he tried to sign Luka Modric this summer but the Croatian didn’t want to join Chelsea.

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder played under Mourinho for one season at Real Madrid before the Portuguese sealed a return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013.

Mourinho snapped up former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas in a £26.3m deal from Barcelona in June, but it appears the Chelsea boss initially wanted to sign Modric.

“I called Modric only privately but he doesn’t want [to join] Chelsea,” Mourinho told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.

“You know I really appreciate Luka Modric and his qualities. But he stays in Real Madrid.”

Modric helped Real Madrid win their tenth European Cup crown last season, scoring two goals and making nine assists in 45 appearances in all competitions.

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