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Modric on the brink of Real Madrid switch - reports

One of the longest-running and most tedious transfer sagas is about to end in the next 24 hours, it seems.

Luka Modric: on the move at last.
Luka Modric: on the move at last.
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LUKE MODRIC IS poised to fly to Spain tomorrow to finalise a €30 million move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid.

The midfielder will reportedly arrive in the Spanish capital after appearing for Croatia in their international friendly against Switzerland tonight.

Real are believed to have agreed a fee worth €30m with Spurs for Modric to finally bring an end to the long-running transfer saga. Modric is expected to have a medical with the Spanish champions in the next 48 hours before putting pen to paper on a deal.

The 26-year-old has been in limbo since demanding a transfer to Real earlier in the off-season. He failed to report on time for pre-season training and refused to go on the north London club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

The latest stand-off between the club and their star asset came 12 months after he asked for a move from White Hart Lane to Chelsea, which Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused to sanction despite a 40-million bid from the European champions days before the end of the August 2011 window.

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