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Reports suggest Arsenal are about to seal ‘one of the most shocking transfers of recent windows’.
Bookies’ favourites to sign Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric with Gunners chiefs in Spain to begin negotiation for the former Tottenham player.
According to Don Balon, Arsenal are ready to offer Real Madrid £53million for the 32-year-old.
And Ladbrokes have reacted to the speculation by offering odds of 2/1 that Modric returns to north London in a red shirt.
“It would go down as one of the most shocking transfers of recent windows if Modric opts to join Arsenal, but the odds suggest there’s every chance of a deal happening,” Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said.
Modric spent four seasons at Tottenham after joining from Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in 2008.
Modric has also been linked with a return to Tottenham and Ladbrokes price that potential move at 3/1.
He could, however, swerve a move back to England and try his luck in Serie A.
AC Milan are 9/2 to win the race for his signature while a move to Juventus is available at 5/1
Modric has previously suggested that he would like to retire at Real Madrid.
“Signing for Real Madrid was a dream come true,” he said in December.
“There aren’t that many players who have managed to retire here but we’ll see what happens with me.
“My wish is to retire here but things change very quickly in football.”
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