Last Updated: Mon, 27 May 2013 13:37
Chelsea will reportedly fight Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in the summer transfer window.
Incoming Red Devils chief David Moyes has been heavily linked with the 27-year-old Croatia international playmaker, who has struggled to make an impact at the Bernabeu after joining the Spanish giants from Tottenham last summer.
However, as weekend reports suggested that United could be poised to offer Real £24million to take Modric back to the Premier League, it seems Jose Mourinho would like the player to move to Chelsea with him ahead of his anticipated return to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho took Modric to Spain 12 months ago and the player might be keen on plying his trade for the Portuguese tactician again and also living in London having settled there during his time with Spurs.
Meanwhile, former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is the man who is set to replace Mourinho at Real Madrid and it is being reported that the Italian would like to keep Modric.
Ancelotti knows all about Modric from his Premier League days and even wanted to sign him during his spell in charge of the Blues.
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