Real Madrid star won’t follow Ancelotti to Bayern

Luka Modric has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich, claiming he wants to instead end his career at Real Madrid.

The Croatia international joined Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2012, when the Spanish giants paid a fee in the region of £30million for his signature. Modric has gone on to become a key member of the Bernabeu first team picture, making over 150 appearances and helping them win the UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey in the 2013/14 season.

Carlo Ancelotti was the head coach who masterminded this double success, before he left last summer. The Italian has been taking a sabbatical this term but will succeed Pep Guardiola at Bayern in time for next season, and although it has been reported that Modric will be a primary target for his reign at the Allianz Arena, the 30-year-old insists he has no intention of leaving Real.

“I’ve seen that mentioned in the press but it’s only a rumour,” Modric told Sportske Novosti. “I’m still in touch with him [Ancelotti] but there has been no talk whatsoever of a move to Bayern. My idea is to remain at the club until my contract expires in 2018. Few players have ended their career here. I’d like to be one of those players too, but time will tell what the future holds.”

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