Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe's careers, two of the best players at the World Cup, may not cross paths if both move on in the coming months.
Inter Milan are insisting on the signing of Modric from Real Madrid. Until now Florentino Perez has shut the door on a deal but he also knows that a replacement is needed for Cristiano Ronaldo as soon as possible.
With Inter's pressure, Modric could go for free when his deal expires in 2020 or if the Italian club pay a big sum next summer -- his release clause is 750 million euros.
However, the need to sign is and Perez's obsession with Paris Saint-Germain's Mbappe could facilitate Modric's exit, according to 'Il Corriere dello Sport'.
Real Madrid want a new star forward in their side and the France international is their top target. The best on the World Cup's best young player is a priority.
Mbappe's price would be high. PSG paid Monaco 180 million euros for him, just less than the 222 million they spent on Neymar -- although Mbappe could be even more now. First of all, Madrid may have to push Modric to Inter.