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Real Madrid veteran has no interest in Saudi Arabia move, wants to retire at the club

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With Luka Modric yet to sign a new contract with Real Madrid, there have been speculations over his immediate future as his current deal stands to run out at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old has been a permanent fixture in the starting XI for years at Real Madrid and continues to be a key cog in the side despite his advancing age.

It has been claimed that Los Blancos wish to offer him a one-year extension and keep him at the club for another season even if they bring in Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.

At the same time, Modric has also been attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia, who are believed to have contacted the Croatian international already.

There had been talks about Al Nassr trying to sign Modric to reunite with him former Real Madrid superstar and club legend Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.

But, according to Jose Luis Sanchez on El Chiringuito TV, Modric has no desire to leave Real Madrid for Saudi Arabia at this point. In fact, the report claims that the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder wants to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu, possibly after next season.

Modric, as iterated earlier, continues to remain an integral part of manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Real Madrid despite turning 37 last year.

The veteran midfielder is a permanent fixture in the starting XI, especially when it comes to the big games and he has proven that he still has a lot left to offer as well.

So, despite Real Madrid’s serious interest in Bellingham as well as Celta Vigo starlet Gabri Veiga, it would make sense for the Merengues to keep hold of Modric for one more season, so that the transition can be a smooth one.

And, with the midfielder also seemingly keen to continue for one more year, an extension should not be an issue.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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