Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to FIFA over their pursuit of midfielder Luka Modric.
A FIFA spokesperson confirmed that football’s world governing body had received a complaint from the Spanish club regarding the Serie A side’s attempt to sign Croatia international Modric.
Given that the Italian transfer window closes on Friday evening, it appears certain that Inter will not succeed in their mission to lure Modric away from the Bernabeu.
The 32-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the UEFA Super Cup against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, a game Atletico won 4-2 after extra-time.
That was Real’s first match since Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus for £100million in the summer and since Zinedine Zidane was replaced as manager by former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui.
Modric joined Real from Tottenham in 2012 and has won La Liga once and the Champions League four times with the club.