New Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has said he has “No doubt” that Luka Modric will remain at Real Madrid.
The ex-Spurs star's future has been the subject of several discussions in recent weeks amid rumours that the Croatian midfielder has decided to take a new challenge.
The 32-year-old has won four Champions League titles in five years at the Bernabeu and has starred during a golden era for the 13-time European kings.
Modric has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan.
Lopetegui, who replaced Zinedine Zidane in June, is in no doubt that the World Cup Golden Ball winner will be staying in the Spanish capital.
“Luka is a player that I am passionate about and I love.
“I think he'll be pleased with what he's going to get from me. He will be happy playing football at Real Madrid.
“Luka is a Real Madrid player and I have no doubt that he will stay here. We have enjoyed it and we will continue enjoying it without any doubt,” Lopetegui said at the weekend.
Los Blancos continued their pre-season with a 3-1 victory over Juventus in the United States on Saturday night- without Cristiano Ronaldo.
Their first competitive fixture under Lopetegui will be against Atletico Madrid on August 15.
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