Dinamo Zagreb president Zdravko Mamic claims that Real Madrid's interest in Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric is concrete.
The club supremo revealed that the 26-year-old, who spent five seasons on the books of the Croatian outfit, is the subject of constant contact from Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.
"Luka [Modric] is a close friend of mine. I can state with reliability that Mourinho has spent the last month speaking to him over a move to the Spanish capital," Mamic told Sportske Novosti.
"I've heard the signing will be done, and am very happy that a person and a player like Modric can project the name of Dinamo and Croatia at the world's most famous club, which is Real Madrid."
Goal.com exclusively revealed that Real Madrid are closing in on a €44.4 million (£34.5m) move for the playmaker as they seek to build on their success in the Primera Division last season.
Modric enjoyed a stellar outing with Croatia at Euro 2012, though he failed to inspire his country beyond the group stages.