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Manchester United could agree deal for £443m star who has ‘decided to leave Real Madrid’

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According to Don Balon, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has ‘decided to leave’ and could agree a deal with Manchester United this summer as a result.

The 32-year-old joined Real from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012 and has gone on to make more than 240 appearances in all competitions. Modric was a target for United before he made the switch to the Santiago Bernabéu but his time in Spain could be coming to an end.

Manchester United want Real Madrid’s £443m ‘Balkan genius’ & Barcelona’s £110m ‘key piece’

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Barcelona playmaker are on Manchester United’s radar this summer, reports Diario Gol.

Manager Jose Mourinho has openly stated his desire to strengthen the midfield with Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season, Marouane Fellaini soon-to-be out of contract and Paul Pogba’s future being unknown.

Real Madrid boost with Manchester United ‘completely behind’ sale of £200k-per-week star

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According to the Independent, the Manchester United hierarchy are ‘completely behind’ manager Jose Mourinho, amid rumours he could sell midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.

The 24-year-old, who joined United from Juventus in 2016, had a fallout with Mourinho last month about his role in the side, having struggled for consistency while his position was continually tweaked by his manager, which has led to his future being uncertain this summer.

Croatia coach worried over Modric charges

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Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said Monday he was worried about the impact of the false testimony charges against captain Luka Modric on his performance less than four months before the World Cup.

Croatian prosecutors charged the Real Madrid midfielder last week with giving false evidence during the multi-million-euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic in Croatia.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric charged with false testimony

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Zagreb (AFP) – Croatian prosecutors charged Friday Real Madrid’s Luka Modric with giving false testimony at the multi-million-euro corruption trial of Dinamo Zagreb’s powerful former chief, an offence carrying up to five years in jail.

The 32-year-old midfielder was charged with “committing the criminal offence of giving false testimony” last June during a trial against Zdravko Mamic and three others before a local tribunal, a prosecutors’ statement said.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric charged with false testimony

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Zagreb (AFP) – Croatian prosecutors charged Friday Real Madrid’s Luka Modric with giving false testimony at the multi-million-euro corruption trial of Dinamo Zagreb’s powerful former chief, an offence carrying up to five years in jail.

The 32-year-old midfielder was charged with “committing the criminal offence of giving false testimony” last June during a trial against Zdravko Mamic and three others before a local tribunal, a prosecutors’ statement said.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric charged with false testimony – prosecutors

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Zagreb (AFP) – Real Madrid’s Luka Modric was charged Friday with giving false testimony at the corruption trial of Dinamo Zagreb’s powerful former chief Zdravko Mamic, prosecutors said.

The 32-year-old midfielder was charged with “committing the criminal offence of giving false testimony” last June during a trial against Mamic and three others before a local tribunal, a prosecutors’ statement said.

Tuesday Kickoff: Modric injury, Wolfsburg manager resigns and more

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Real Madrid's midfield maestro is set to miss time while John Brooks' manager has departed the club.

Luka Modric could be out through early march as the Real Madrid star deals with a hamstring injury. (REPORT)

Wolfsburg manager Martin Schmidt has resigned with the team just one point out of a relegation playoff spot.

Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star

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According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are planning to make Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne their club record signing in the summer. Gareth Bale is Real’s most expensive purchase at £95m, but the Belgian could surpass that in the coming months.

With Luke Modric turning 33 later this year, a world-class midfield reinforcement is needed in the transfer market, and few deep-lying players are better than City’s Belgian international.

Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points - and 19 ahead of Real - as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit a brace in a 5-0 romp at Real Betis.

Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points - and 19 ahead of Real - as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit a brace in a 5-0 romp at Real Betis.

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

Ronaldo had only scored four league goals before Sunday’s clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real’s fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

Ronaldo had only scored four league goals before Sunday’s clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real’s fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.

Ronaldo hits brace as Real surge into last 16

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Nicosia (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both scored twice as holders Real Madrid crushed APOEL 6-0 in Nicosia on Tuesday to seal a place in the Champions League last 16.

Luka Modric volleyed Zinedine Zidane’s team into the lead on 23 minutes before Real floored Cypriot champions APOEL with five goals in a 15-minute blitz either side of half-time.

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the goals coming before half-time.

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the goals coming before half-time.

Croatia see off Greece to close on World Cup

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Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia cruised to a 4-1 victory over Greece in their World Cup play-off first leg on Thursday to move to the brink of a spot at next year’s finals in Russia.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric opened the scoring in Zagreb from the penalty spot in the 13th minute, after Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis brought down striker Nikola Kalinic.

Croatia see off Greece to close on World Cup

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Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia cruised to a 4-1 victory over Greece in their World Cup play-off first leg on Thursday to move to the brink of a spot at next year’s finals in Russia.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric opened the scoring in Zagreb from the penalty spot in the 13th minute, after Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis brought down striker Nikola Kalinic.

Spurs 3-1 Real Madrid: Seven Lilywhite Observations

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1. Bright Moments From Dele

Young Dele has been smothered in fuss for around two years without a pause for breath, so naturally the young fish is today being feted as the second coming, after one scrappy poke, a heavily deflected second and an open goal miss.

A curious specimen this chap, because his performances frequently feature errors strewn about the place like confetti, alongside the glimpses of match-winning élan.

Real’s reserves make Fuenlabrada pay penalty in Cup win

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid needed two second-half penalties converted by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez to open their Copa del Rey campaign with a 2-0 last 32, first leg win at third-tier Fuenlabrada on Thursday.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane gave most of his star names the night off with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco and Sergio Ramos among those not even included in the squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo Crowned Best Male Player In The World, Women’s Football Pitifully Underrepresented At Latest FIFA Award Thing (Photos)

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It's no Ballon d'Or, but Cristiano Ronaldo was ordained as the best male player in the world at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards back-slapping buffet in London last night.

By virtue of winning the double with Real Madrid last season, Ronaldo pipped Lionel Messi and Neymar into second and third place, while Zinedine Zidane took first prize in the male coaching stakes.

Bale, Modric, Kroos in; Ronaldo out of Real Madrid roster for MLS All-Star Game

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not be involved in this summer's MLS All-Star Game, but several of Real Madrid's heavy-hitters will be making the trip.

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos headline the Spanish giant's roster for their trip to the U.S. Real is set to play matches in the International Champions Cup before taking on the MLS All-Stars on August 2 in Chicago.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric questioned over alleged false testimony

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Zagreb (AFP) – Croatian prosecutors on Wednesday questioned Real Madrid’s Luka Modric over his alleged false testimony at the trial of Dinamo Zagreb’s powerful former boss, Zdravko Mamic.

“I came here to present my defence and tell the truth as every time so far,” Modric told reporters after the questioning in the eastern town of Osijek, where the trial is being held, the state-run HINA news agency reported.

Top class Real Madrid star could face up to five years in jail for doing this

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Real Madrid’s talismanic midfielder Luka Modric is being investigated on suspicion of providing false testimony in a criminal trial, according to Croatia’s state attorney office.

Modric was asked to testify last week at the trial of a tax official and three former executives from Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb, including its former chief executive, the infamous Zdravko Mamic.

Champions League: Crucial Isco Goal Sees Real Madrid Stride Into Final At Atletico’s Expense Despite Second-Leg Defeat (Photos & Video)

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A single goal from Isco was enough to put Real Madrid beyond the reach of Atletico and, ultimately, into yet another Champions League final.

Atleti made a typically aggressive start and duly ignited hopes of a comeback as early as the 12th minute, when Saul Niguez connected with a corner to send the home side 1-0 up on the night.

Cup revenge on agenda for Real Madrid, Barca

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric and Marcelo back fit as they seek to exact revenge for their recent Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Celta Vigo when they return to Balaidos on Sunday.

Celta weathered a second-leg storm at home after pulling off a surprise 2-1 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the last four 4-3 on aggregate just over a week ago.

Cup revenge on agenda for Real Madrid, Barca

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric and Marcelo back fit as they seek to exact revenge for their recent Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Celta Vigo when they return to Balaidos on Sunday.

Celta weathered a second-leg storm at home after pulling off a surprise 2-1 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the last four 4-3 on aggregate just over a week ago.

‘Mentally tough’ Modric aims to retire at Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wants to play out the rest of his career with the Spanish giants after signing a new contract until 2020.

Modric, 31, has become a fundamental part of the Real side, winning two Champions League titles, since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

‘Mentally tough’ Modric aims to retire at Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wants to play out the rest of his career with the Spanish giants after signing a new contract until 2020.

Modric, 31, has become a fundamental part of the Real side, winning two Champions League titles, since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

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Derby stalemate leaves Real 10 points behind Barca

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid slipped 10 points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga as a Madrid derby short on chances finished 0-0 at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Earlier, Barca also weren’t at their best but Luis Suarez’s double ended a five-game goal drought for the Uruguayan and Paulinho’s late strike helped see off a determined Leganes 3-0.

Star midfielder Modric appears as star witness in Croatia graft trial

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Zagreb (AFP) – Luka Modric will swap his football kit for a suit on Tuesday as he appears in the witness box to testify in a multi-million-euro corruption trial against Dinamo Zagreb’s ex chairman.

The 31-year-old star midfielder is to give evidence at the trial of controversial Zdravko Mamic, considered the most powerful man in Croatian football.

Star midfielder Modric appears as star witness in Croatia graft trial

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Zagreb (AFP) – Luka Modric will swap his football kit for a suit on Tuesday as he appears in the witness box to testify in a multi-million-euro corruption trial against Dinamo Zagreb’s ex chairman.

The 31-year-old star midfielder is to give evidence at the trial of controversial Zdravko Mamic, considered the most powerful man in Croatian football.

Italy draw “not ideal” for Spain – Del Bosque

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Bordeaux (AFP) Spain boss Vicente del Bosque admitted he would rather have avoided a Euro 2016 last 16 clash with old foes Italy after a 2-1 defeat to Croatia on Tuesday.

Ivan Perisic's goal three minutes from time condemned the two-time defending champions to second place in Group D and repeat of the 2012 final with Italy in Paris on Monday.

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Andres Iniesta and majestic Luka Modric among top 5 players in Euro 2016 Group D

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Our assessment of the top five performers from all six Euro 2016 groups continues on Just Football, as Adam Boufkir ranksthe top five star players from Group D in which Spain and Croatia...

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Euro 2016: Most Valuable Players in Group Stages

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As FanaticData, we described a new point system we would be utilizing to determine the Most Valuable Players of Euro 2016 in our first article for Soccerlens. With the group stages having ended, it is time to release our first Top 15 ranking of the tournament’s Most Valuable Players up to this point.

The Rest

Former Tottenham player reveals Luka Modric urged him to leave the club

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Watford star Heurelho Gomes has opened up about his time at Tottenham in an interview with The Offside Rule.

The Brazilian revealed where it went wrong for him at White Hart Lane. Gomes explained that he had a rough start to life at Spurs and in the first six months, he played most of his matches with an injury.

Crowns, Car Washes And Coolboxes: 16 Of The Strangest, Naffest ‘Man Of The Match’ Awards Ever Bestowed

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Last week, Franco Armani put in a stoic 'Man of the Match' shift to keep Boca Juniors at bay as River Plate triumphed in the Argentinian Super Copa.

As a fitting reward for his endeavour, the goalkeeper was subsequently forced to appear on television wearing an actual crown at the behest of sponsors Burger King, thus somewhat diminishing the prestige of his award.

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia wins goalkeeper of the year

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Matt Doyle talks Caleb Porter, Luka Modric outcast to all-world midfielder, USMNT legend Landon Donovan, NWSL lands in Utah and more!

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Armchair Analyst: Caleb Porter's Portland tenure comes to a close | MLSsoccer.com
It was unexpected. Caleb Porter had guided a dinged and damaged Portland Timbers team to the top of the Western Conference during the regular season, and then – as they proceeded to pick up a few more dings, and sustain yet more damage – they battled gamely in the Western Conference semifinals before falling, 2-1 to Houston.

Real Madrid 1-1 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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1. The Eriksen-Modric Fantasy Clash

I don't mind admitting that the heart skipped a lovestruck beat when I saw Messrs Modric and Eriksen line up in opposition in the centre of the Bernabeu. It was like one of those classic films in which an inspired casting director has called in a few favours and pulled a few strings, with the result that he has managed to obtain the services of two absolute giants of the silver screen, to peddle their muck alongside one another for the first time.

Midday Ticker: Lozano completes PSV move, Modric under perjury investigation, and more

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Hirving Lozano is taking a temporary leave of absence from the Mexican National Team in order to complete his move to PSV Eindhoven. He plans to return to the team in time for their next match against New Zealand on Tuesday in Sochi. (REPORT)

Croatia captain Luka Modric is the target of a perjury investigation.