Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to FIFA for what they consider as an illegal approach for Luka Modric.
Florentino Perez had revealed earlier this month that Modric had a €750 million release clause in his contract, with two years remaining. This didn’t deter the Serie A side from pursuing after the Croatia international.
However, it has been confirmed by a FIFA spokesman that the European Champions have reported the Serie A side to FIFA for approaching the Russia 2018 World Cup Golden Ball Winner without seeking prior permission.
It also gets complicated as Inter Milan openly spoke about the player and they have also not denied their conduct with coach Luciano Spalletti saying recently: “we are trying to create the right conditions for him to join Inter Milan.”
However, a Modric move seems very unlikely as the Italian transfer window closes on Friday Aug 17 at 20:00 CET.
Meanwhile, the president of the La Liga, Javier Tebas on Thursday mentioned Inter Milan when he expressed his dissatisfaction with how billionaire-backed foreign clubs were now poaching the league’s superstars, citing the departures of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“What we have to do is ask ourselves why this is happening,” Tebas told ABC. “It will be necessary to ask why there are [clubs funded by the governments] that are inflating the market.
“Things do not just happen because of management mistakes, which I do not think is the case, but because in other places happen things that should not happen.
“I am speaking about PSG, but also about Juventus with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo or to these offers from Inter Milan who have no money to sign players and then offer Modric a huge sum of money to collect in I do not know where