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Chelsea handed transfer snub

modric.jpgChelsea fans are looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by The Sun that Jose Mourinho is after his former player at Real Madrid Luka Modric.

The former Tottenham midfielder was the player Mourinho insisted on bringing to Madrid last summer and despite a rather shaky start, Modric certainly came good towards the end of the season becoming one of the best players for Los Blancos.

Now Mourinho wants to bring the player back to England with new club Chelsea and has set aside £30 million for it. Given the Croat’s latest comments however, we think Mourinho could well be disappointed. Modric claimed: “I’m not even thinking about the possibility I could leave Madrid this summer, but there is interest from other clubs.

“Every kid who plays football dreams about playing for Real Madrid. It was the same with me.

“Of course I was sad when Jose Mourinho left. He was the one who insisted in bringing me to Madrid.

“He is a fantastic coach and I am honoured to have worked with him.”

He further went on to praise the coach noting that: “He really impressed me. It’s such a pleasure to play in his team and talk with him about football.

“I wish him all the best in Chelsea. I believe he will use all his knowledge and expertise at Stamford Bridge once again.”

Despite this praise, it seems Modric will not follow Michael Essien to Chelsea to reunited with Mourinho.

Chelsea fans. Are you that gutted to have seemingly missed out on Modric? Let us know your thoughts below.

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