FTN: Latest On Luka Modric, Zaha and Martial

Luka Modric
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Luka Modric of Croatia is seen during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Another day closer to the closure of the football transfer window. This is Football Transfer News from Last Word on Football. We look at a possible move for World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric, news on Wilfried Zaha and whether will Anthony Martial re join his Manchester United team mates?

Latest Luka Modric, Wilfried Zaha and Anthony Martial.

Inter Milan in For Luka?

Winner of player of the tournament in Russia, Luka Modric captained his team to the World Cup final. It is surprising that Modric hasn’t been linked with more clubs in this transfer window. Inter Milan made contact with Real Madrid over a move for the playmaker. Inter have not featured in the Champions League for six years and subsequently need to bolster their ranks for this season’s competition. The news comes from Sky Italy with Madrid yet to comment.

Chelsea’s Zaha Bid Rejected as Spurs Wait in the Eagles’ Wings

Chelsea’s bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has been rejected. Chelsea offered £30 million plus Danny Drinkwater. Palace value the player higher. They do not view Drinkwater as a suitable replacement. Daniel Levy, yet to make any signings in this transfer window, is prepared to offer £45 million plus ‘considerable add-ons.’

Tottenham have been linked with the player for two years. Lucas Moura has caught the eye in the ICC Trophy and Zaha plays in that position. Zaha is an exciting player but can he fit into an already talented Tottenham squad? Tottenham are looking to sell as well with Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko players who could leave before the window shuts.

Anthony Martial AWOL?

Manchester United gave Anthony Martial permission to leave the United tour of the U.S. to attend the birth of his second child. Jose Mourinho believes the player should already have returned to the tour. He has now said that he ‘does not know’ when that will be. It is also a case of ‘if’ the player will return.

Manchester United have moved focus to Harry Maguire. United remain confident of striking a deal for Toby Alderweireld should Spurs drop their valuation of the player. Spurs want Martial as part of any deal for Alderweireld and don’t want to risk losing the player for £25 million next year. Is Martial agitating for a move? Time will tell as the football transfer window draws to a close.

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