Real Madrid cannot accuse Inter of ‘tapping up’ Luka Modric because he confessed to approaching the Nerazzurri, it’s reported.

The two clubs got into an ugly public row, with legal action threatened against La Liga President Javier Tebas, over the midfielder’s status.

The Merengues reported Inter to FIFA for illegal contacts with their player.

However, according to reports in Spain from Don Balon, Modric testified to FIFA that it was he who approached Inter via his agent and not the other way round.

He was eager to reunite with fellow Croatia internationals Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic and Sime Vrsaljko at San Siro.

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