Modric's agents have been contacted by Inter Milan chiefs regarding a move, which would see a large Croatian contingent installed at the San Siro, according to Di Marzio.
The Croatian international was named the best player at the World Cup
Modric, who is considered by many to be one of the best midfielders in the world, was named the Player of the Tournament in Russian Federation last month, and it seems unlikely that Real will let him go after losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
Real are unsurprisingly not considering letting him go following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo - but Modric may force their hand. Inter are under a bit of financial strain this summer and would risk falling afoul of UEFA's financial fair play stipulations if they were to purchase Modric outright, yet an initial loan deal with an option to buy would be a solution.More news: New search for missing Iowa student
His countrymen Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic are already Inter players and they are now hoping to add another Croatian at the heart of their midfield.
Inter, who stalled a deal for now Barcelona-bound Arturo Vidal to pursue Modric, haven't completely given up on 32-year-old Modric yet, but with a transfer proving complicated, the Nerazzurri are considering alternatives.More news: Tim Allen's character on 'Last Man Standing' won't be talking about Trump
Modric is due back in Madrid to begin preseason training on Sunday, along with Mateo Kovacic and Raphael Varane who also took part in the World Cup 2018 final.
They have completed a loan deal for Modric's worldwide teammate Sime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid. They will join up with their teammates later next week, when Julen Lopetegui and his squad return from their International Champions Cup in the U.S.More news: Russian-US dialogue crucial for global stability, says Italian PM