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Could Suning help Inter Milan with Luka Modric?

An interesting ploy by Inter owners.

Real Madrid v Leganes - La Liga
Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF walks to the bench prior to start the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Deportivo Leganes at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 28, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
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A report suggests Suning Group — primary owners of Inter Milan — could step in and help with Inter’s chase for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.

Football Italia reports, from Corriere dello Sport, that Modric would come to Italy for four years and then move to Jiangsu Suning — Suning’s team in China — following that stint.

Under the plan, Suning would top off Modric’s wages and keep Inter from running afoul of Financial Fair Play.

Juventus did a similar deal with bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin from Real Madrid. It is reported that much of Ronaldo’s €30 million per season wages are being funded by sponsorships from FCA, a company owned by the Agnelli family.

If the reports are true, it could signal the seriousness of Inter Milan to bring Modric in from Spain. The latest suggests that Modric is planning to meet with Real Madrid and is considering a move from Real to Inter.

“The player is seriously considering leaving Real Madrid. He wants to sign his last big contract and is facing pressure from his agents. Real Madrid don’t have any kind of verbal agreement in which they’d have to let Modric go. They are not taking Inter’s offer seriously as it’d break Financial Fair Play,” La Sexta Jugones’ reporter José Luis Sánchez tweeted Sunday night.

Modric could be playing this part to seek a big contract from Real Madrid, but if the Spanish giants are not willing to negotiate, they could be pressured into letting Modric go, despite his sizable release clause.

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