Real Madrid midfield maestro Luka Modric has reportedly turned down an interest from Manchester City as his contract is expected to run down in six months time.
With less than six months remaining on his contract at the Bernabeu, the 36-year-old is free to discuss terms with foreign clubs.
A number of teams from England’s top flight – including Man City – are allegedly monitoring the situation as they look to bring in the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
However, according to El Nacional, Modric has already turned down the chance to pen a two-year contract with Premier League leaders City.
The report claims that the Croatian legend remains intent on extending his stay at Los Blancos, even though they are yet to present him with acceptable terms.
Modric remains a key play at the La Liga giants, making a total of 21 starts and one substitute appearance in all competitions this season.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.