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Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to FIFA over their pursuit of midfielder Luka Modric.

A FIFA spokesperson confirmed that football’s world governing body had received a complaint from the Spanish club regarding the Serie A side’s attempt to sign Croatia international Modric.

Given that the Italian transfer window closes on Friday evening, it appears certain that Inter will not succeed in their mission to lure Modric away from the Bernabeu.

The 32-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the UEFA Super Cup against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, a game Atletico won 4-2 after extra-time.

Roma sporting director Monchi is “happy with what we’ve done” on the transfer market, and says there’s still time for players to leave.

“The market for incomings ends tomorrow, but for exits it will remain open. I’m happy with what we’ve done, even if I’m always convinced we can do better.

“We did what we wanted, we moved quickly at the start to have the squad straight away, then we continued to monitor the market for opportunities. I’m happy, even if you can always do better.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly became the third highest-paid player in world football with his move to Juventus, but how does his whopping €30 million annual salary compare to the rest of the top earners in Serie A?

The Portugal captain’s €30 million annual salary in Italy is only beaten by Lionel Messi, who is understood to earn €46 million a year, and Neymar, with €36 million.

However, in Serie A, no one pockets as much as Ronaldo does, and the gap to second-placed Gonzalo Higuain is quite astonishing. The new AC Milan striker reportedly receives €8.5 million annually, according to beIN SPORTS correspondent Tancredi Palmeri.

The Lega Serie A has officially confirmed that Sampdoria v Fiorentina and Milan v Genoa have been postponed in light of the bridge collapse in Genoa.

The Ponte Morandi collapsed on Tuesday morning, with 38 people confirmed dead and more injured. The death toll is expected to rise.

Both Genovese clubs asked not to play their games this weekend, and the entire first round of fixtures could be delayed.

This afternoon the Lega Serie A has confirmed that two games are postponed, but there has so far been no update on the other eight.

Italy have dropped two places in the latest FIFA world rankings, falling outside the top 20 for the first time ever.

The Azzurri failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup, and were sitting in 19th place before the tournament.

Today the new rankings have been released which see Italy fall to 21st in the world, the first time since the FIFA rankings were introduced that they’ve been outside the top 20.

The national team now sits below Peru and above the USA, with France ranked as the best team in the world after winning the World Cup.

Despite Inter Milan having a tremendous transfer window and looking like legitimate title contenders for the first time since 2011, the team to beat in Italy continues to be Juventus.

That is because Juventus signed the current Ballon d’Or winner. The bronzed, ultra-fit elephant named Cristiano, who has taken Italy by storm. Suffice to say Juventus have enjoyed a decent couple of months of recruitment too.

The entire sport-loving population went into an ecstatic meltdown when Cristiano Ronaldo glided onto the Peninsular. Even followers of rival clubs shared the pride and prestige of welcoming the man who has ruled football alongside Lionel Messi over the last decade.

Juventus against Inter Milan is known as the ‘Derby d’Italia’, because it’s the clash between Serie A’s most consistently successful sides.

If the two teams’ summer transfer activity were placed head-to-head, like a boxing match, it would be decided on points. Both clubs have landed what resembled knockout punches, before their rivals struck back.

Indeed, it will be decided by points come May – league points. Juve have reloaded, with their sights on an eighth consecutive title (and fifth straight double). Inter are desperate to win their first scudetto since 2010, the year of Jose Mourinho’s historical treble.

As Serie A returns, we take a look at the biggest and most interesting deals in the Italian top flight.

It has been a fascinating summer in Italy, as the big clubs all made big signings with the hope of finally knocking Juventus off their perch.

Here we review the ten biggest deals done in Serie A this summer. Do you agree? Who did we miss?

Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid to Juventus

Inter have reached an agreement with Monaco over the transfer of transfer of attacker Keita Balde and the Monaco winger will have his Inter medical on Monday.

Keita will join Inter on a €5 million loan deal with the transfer being made permanent for €34 million at the end of the season.

Keita, who was omitted from Monaco’s squad for their first league match of the season, will sign a one year contract and will be linked to the Nerazzurri club for a further four seasons if they trigger their redemption option for him.

Max Allegri confirms that with Cristiano Ronaldo in the side, Juventus “have even more ambition to win the Champions League.”

CR7 made his debut in this evening’s traditional pre-season in-house friendly between Juve and their youth team at Villar Perosa and found the back of the net within eight minutes.

He was in a starting XI with Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Emre Can, Federico Bernardeschi, Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro.

“On paper a team is important, but above all what happens on the field matters. The club has improved the squad over the summer, but we must play well and win games, otherwise none of that counts,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.