LUKA MODRIC looks set to sign a new deal at Real Madrid, according to reports.
The 35-year-old’s current contract in the Spanish capital expires in June, meaning he is free to discuss pre-contract terms with other clubs next month.
But Marca reports Modric has agreed a deal in principle to stay at Real until 2022 – dashing Tottenham’s hopes of re-signing their former midfielder.
Jose Mourinho was reportedly interested in bringing Modric back to north London on a free transfer in the summer.
The Spurs boss has already successfully brought one Real Madrid player back to the Premier League with the loan signing of Gareth Bale.
Mourinho previously managed Modric during his final season in charge of Real in 2012-13.
However, the Croatian’s recent form for Zinedine Zidane’s side has persuaded the Real hierarchy to offer him an extension.
He is expected to turn down lucrative offers from Qatar and the MLS to remain with the Spanish giants.
It was previously reported the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner was willing to take a pay cut to stay with Los Blancos beyond next summer, and last month stated he wanted to end his career at the club.
As a result, it is expected his new deal will see him earn less than his previous terms.
His new contract will see him complete a decade as a Real Madrid player, having left Spurs for £30million in 2012.
In eight and a half years with Real, Modric has won 16 trophies, including four Champions League wins and two La Liga titles.
One player facing an uncertain future at the Bernabeu is captain Sergio Ramos.
The defender’s current deal also expires in June and he has yet to agree an extension with Real.