West Ham waiting on Modric to move for Drinkwater

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West Ham United are hopeful that Luka Modric will complete his touted move to Inter Milan and spark a transfer merry-go-round which will see them sign Danny Drinkwater on loan from Chelsea, according to the Mirror. 

The newspaper report that Inter have offered Modric a big deal to try and force through an exit from Real Madrid, with Chelsea attempting to sign Matias Vecino from the Milan-based club.

The Mirror claim that Chelsea will only let Drinkwater leave if they find a replacement before the transfer deadline, so an Inter agreement for Modric will hopefully see the Blues sign Vecino.

It is said that the Hammers would also have to pay a £3million loan fee for Drinkwater while also meeting the pass master’s £130,000-a-week wages.


It seems a bit strange to hear that West Ham are holding out for Modric to leave Real Madrid, and in all honesty the likelihood of all three deals going through before the deadline is low. Modric has a big decision to make and may not make that choice in time for Thursday’s Premier League deadline, with European clubs allowed to trade up until the end of August. Chelsea will be pushing to sign Vecino, but the Italian club will not want to let him go before Modric agrees to head to Milan, and it is therefore looking rather unlikely this will happen. Truth be told, West Ham may dodge a bullet on this one, with Drinkwater’s huge wage packet and lack of first-team football in the last year meaning this is a move that holds huge risk for the club. They are far better off placing their trust in youth and their current squad. 

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