There haven't been any significant rumours linking Chelsea with a move for long-term target Luka Modric for a while now, and even the latest story concerning a possible move doesn't contain any quotes that join the dots between the Croatian and Chelsea...but still, let's take a look it.
"I'm not even thinking about the possibility I could leave Madrid this summer, but there is interest from other clubs.Of course I was sad when Jose Mourinho left. He was the one who insisted in bringing me to Madrid. He is a fantastic coach and I am honoured to have worked with him."
Source- Sky Sports
I'm really, really, really, really hoping that the 'interest' is from a particular part of London - as we've discussed many times in the past, the diminutive midfielder with his incredible technical skills and underrated positioning acumen, which somewhat accounts for his complete lack of physical skills, makes him an ideal - perhaps the perfect fit - for a creative pivot midfielder. Modric is pretty much the definition of a deep-lying playmaker, with an outstanding passing range and the always-enjoyable ability to skip past challenges as if he were swatting away a fly.
But it sounds like he's pretty determined to make a living at Real Madrid, even if the Spanish giants seems oddly determined to overlook his many talents in favour of Xabi Alonso, another rumoured Chelsea target. We can probably rule this out purely on the fact Chelsea are going to be linked with Real Madrid players all summer, because Mourinho used to be Real Madrid's manager and that passes as logic in the transfer mill madness. Besides, Modric would cost a right stormsworth and Madrid won't really want to sell a valuable piece of squad depth at this point in time (especially with Alonso out for the first few months of next season).
Still, let's hold out hope there's more to this [non-existent] story.