NEWS
Wednesday August 15 2018
Madrid bench Inter target Modric

Inter transfer target Luka Modric is not in the starting XI for Real Madrid in the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid.

The match between Champions League and Europa League winners kicks off in Tallinn tonight at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

It had been reported the midfielder would be left out and that proved to be the case, only fuelling existing rumours that Inter will make another last-gasp bid.

The Italian transfer window closes on Friday evening and Modric is pushing hard for an exit.

His agents maintain Real Madrid President Florentino Perez promised to let him leave in the summer if they won the Champions League again, but then changed his mind after Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus.

Los Merengues maintain the Croatia international can only depart for his €750m release clause.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Asensio, Bale; Benzema

Real Madrid bench: K Casilla, Lunin, Nacho, Modric, Lucas Vazquez, M Llorente, Mayoral, Ceballos, Valverde, Vinicius, Reguilon, J Sanchez

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Lucas Hernandez; Saul, Koke, Rodri, Lemar, Diego Costa, Griezmann

Atletico Madrid bench: Adan, Dos Santos, Filipe Luis, Arias, Partey, N Kalinic, Correa, Gelson Martins, Vitolo, Gimenez, Olabe