Chelsea are ready for another crack at landing Luka Modric.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich will dangle £22million in front of Real Madrid in a bid to tempt the little Croatian back to England this summer, reports The Sun.
And their resolve will be strengthened after they missed out on Metalist Kharkiv’s Brazilian midfielder Taison, 24, who Friday opted to sign for Shakhtar Donetsk.
Modric is not enjoying the best of season’s under ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and is still adapting to life in Spain.
And with Mourinho tipped to leave at the end of this campaign, Abramovich is ready to swoop.
Two years ago Chelsea failed with a £40m bid to sign him from Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Modric is seen as the right man to replace Frank Lampard when his contract expires at the end of this season.