According to a well-known journalist, Francois Gallardo, Chelsea will be rekindling their interest in former Tottenham star Luka Modric, once the transfer window opens this summer.
Throughout the season, Jose Mourinho has shown a clear trust in the Brazilian, and even sanctioned Juan Mata's January switch to rivals Manchester United.
However, with interest from a number of loaded European clubs, hoping to secure the 22-year-old midfielder's signature, Mourinho has reportedly been looking at ways to ensure he will have a direct replacement, should his prized asset leave Stamford Bridge.
Of course, Modric was brought to Spain by Mourinho himself, while he was managing Real Madrid, despite Chelsea openly courting the player, who they were willing to pay £40million for in 2011, before the arrival of Eden Hazard and Oscar.
Modric failed to live up to the hype in Madrid, possibly due to the vast number of high-profile players around him, however, he started to flourish under new manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
While Modric is undoubtedly a very good player, it is hard to believe that Mourinho, who recently stated it would take no less than an offer of £300million to land the Chelsea duo of Hazard and Oscar, would be willing to offer his £40million wonderkid, plus cash, for a player who failed to shine under his management.
Francois Gallardo, who is a registered FIFA agent, is better known for his sensational rumours. For example, he has claimed in recent times that Lionel Messi is set to leave Barcelona for PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City, while Arsenal are set to sign Madrid pair, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane.
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