Modric never wanted to leave Real Madrid

Real Madrid star Luka Modric
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The 32-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan after the World Cup.

But the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2017/18 insists he is happy at the Bernabeu.

When asked if he was close to leaving the Spanish side over the summer, he said: “No, I am at the best club in the world, where I want to be. I am very happy to be here and nothing else. I want to continue working and doing things well as I have done in the last six years.”