Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Luca Modric has expressed an interest in moving to the Premier League.
Midfielder linked with Chelsea and Arsenal
Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric has expressed an interest in moving to the Premier League, amid speculation linking him with both Arsenal and Chelsea.
Modric, who is set to line up for Croatia against England on Wednesday night, has attracted attention for some sparkling performances for club and country in recent months.
He is reportedly valued at £30million but that has not stopped rumours of a move to England, with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich already believed to be in negotiations for his signature.
Arsenal are also thought to be keen and Modric admits he would relish the opportunity to ply his trade for one of the top clubs in the Premier League.
"I'd love to play in the Premiership," he told The Sun. "I'd like things to happen soon and it's possible maybe even this winter.
"It would be a great challenge for me. It's for sure one of the best leagues in the world.
"I don't have a preference for a club. There are a few big clubs in England where I would love to play."
Ready for England
Modric has warned England not to read too much into Croatia's 2-0 defeat to Macedonia on Saturday, which came after Russia's defeat to Israel had secured their place in Euro 2008.
He insists Croatia will be much more focused for the match at Wembley, which will decide England's fate.
"If Russia had won in Israel we would have been a different team in Macedonia," he explained.
"We are going to London to show who we really are and I think we can surprise our hosts with the real Croatia."