Sports Burst – Modric ‘In-ter’ Madrid Move

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Luka Modric agent talks of client’s Inter intentions
Sports Burst had thought that the Luka Modric to Inter story was tucked up in bed and sound asleep, after a story and a glass of milk. Apparently not. The Luka Modric to Inter saga is out of bed again and wanting pee-pee.
That’s because the Croatian’s agent, Marko Naletilic, has doth spoken to say that his client would love to play in Italy someday – sooner rather than later. “He's really thrilled by the idea of having a big role with the Nerazzurri,” claimed Naletilic to the Italian press.

Interestingly, the only player missing – not through injury – from the expected Real Madrid starting line-up against Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup is Modric himself, being one of the last players to return to training after the World Cup – and technically speaking, playing one more match due to all the extra-times.
So, here’s bold Sports Burst prediction – Luka Modric will be an Inter player on September 1st. How do you like them apples?
The XTRA is the place to be as its build up to the new La Liga season starts. Tonight at 7PM ET / 4PM PT – Real Madrid: Boom or bust?

PSG’s impossible dream
PSG has apparently stuck its finger in the air and thought what the heck by attempting to lure one of Tottenham’s prized possessions out of its grasp – a near impossible task at the best of times. A ‘reported’ $125 million bid has been made for Danish playmaker, Christian Eriksen.
The reasons why this move will never happen are plentiful. Spurs only sell when the asking prize can buy a small country. Spurs would not be able to replace the footballer. And Spurs are already in the news for the wrong reasons with the announcement that the reopening of the rebuilt White Hart Lane has been delayed due to safety issues. A number of home games and even an NFL clash between the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders have been moved to Wembley Stadium.

Breaking news – Eriksen could move to Real Madrid if Luka Modric heads to Inter. Now this is getting interesting.

Roma on brink of N’Zonzi steal
With the Premier League out of the equation in terms of the transfer market, the most moving and shaking going on seems to be with Serie A as clubs attempt to work out a) how to defeat Juventus and Cristian Ronaldo and b) how to replace all the footballers who went to the Premier League earlier in the summer.
Milan has officially signed Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea, while Roma has snared quite the coup by picking up Sevilla and France midfielder, Steven N’Zonzi. The footballer is expected in Italy’s capital city later on Tuesday to get the contractual ball rolling.

Actually, let’s swing back to Milan again as the San Siro side has reportedly agreed a swap deal with Villarreal with talented winger Samu Castillejo heading to Italy and Carlos Bacca making permanent a loan deal from last season. The Yellow Submarine may have got the thin end of the wedge in that deal.
Tune into our beIN SPORTS USA Facebook page live at 12PM ET / 9AM PT for our daily Transfer Tracker show or watch back at your lovely leisure.

Champions League continues grind to group stages
A fairly quiet Tuesday lies ahead in terms of league activity on the Old Continent. However, the Champions League is in action with a huddle of qualifying ties in what is a marathon quest to eventually reach the group stages. Basically, today is the second leg of the Third Qualifying Round which leads to a series of play-offs, which then leads to the grand money-pot finale.

Celtic is most in danger of slipping up, heading to Greece with just a 1-1 draw in hand against AEK Athens. This would continue a stunning start to the season for Celtic which sees the team not at the top of the Scottish Premiership after two games. Nightmare. The drama is the Celtic camp is the accusation that defender, Dedryck Boyata, is refusing to play after a move to Fulham fell through last week. “Sad,” claimed Bhoys boss, Brendan Rogers. ‘Injured’ was the claim from the Belgian, holding up a sick-note.  
Elsewhere, Turkish giants, Fenerbahce, has to turn around a 1-0 deficit against Benfica, while Ajax battle out a second leg clash against Standard Liege in Amsterdam after a 2-2 draw last week.

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