Santiago Solari is without five first-team players as Real Madrid prepare to welcome Real Valladolid to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening.
It has been revealed that Manchester City were very close to signing Lika Modric back in 2008, but the move collapsed due to City's inability at that time to cough up £10 million
Julen Lopetegui will have just one first-team player unavailable when Real Madrid travel to Estadi Montilivi to face off against Girona on Sunday.
Julen Lopetegui is unlikely to make big changes when Real Madrid welcome Getafe to Santiago Bernabeu for their La Liga season opener on Sunday.
Real Madrid are set to make a last-ditch attempt to take Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to the Bernabeu as they hope to sign one of Europe's top-rated stars.
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will reportedly reject Inter Milan's advances in favour of a stay Real Madrid and sign a new bumper contract.
Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a €100 million move for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen and hope to bring the Danish superstar as their marquee signing for the summer
Luka Modric is reportedly open to leaving Real Madrid this summer amid interest from Inter Milan over a possible move
France and Croatia will vie for the biggest prize in world football in Moscow on Sunday, but where will the match be won or lost? The Hard Tackle takes a look.
We look at the two key battles that could have a major bearing on the outcome of the game when England and Croatia clash in the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.