Inter have not given up on signing Luka Modric in the summer despite reports the Croatian is close to extending his contract with Real Madrid, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Modric wanted to join the Nerazzurri last year following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane but was forced to stay in Spain by club president Florentino Perez, who later threatened legal action against Inter.

Reports in Spain this week said the midfielder was close to signing a new deal with the Champions League holders, killing off any hopes Inter had of resuming their pursuit this summer, but nothing has been decided yet.

“The Ballon d’Or winner hasn’t renewed with Madrid but he hasn’t fallen out with them yet either,” Gazzetta reported.

“Everything is still possible, both in a negative and positive sense.”

Inter have already begun talks with Barcelona for Modric’s Croatia teammate Ivan Rakitic in case Modric does decide to stay in Madrid.