Luka Modric happy at Real Madrid and wants to stay for 'several years'

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World-class schemer: Luka Modric.

Fresh from being named the 2017-18 UEFA Player of the Year award winner ahead of former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric has reiterated his desire to stay at the Bernabeu.

The Croatian World Cup finalist has been at the epicentre of widespread speculation this summer, linking him with a move to Inter Milan.

Indeed, Whites club president Florentino Perez lodged a complaint to FIFA as he felt the Italian giants had approached the 32-year-old playmaker illegally.

However, don’t expect Modric to go anywhere in the near future.

“I’m not happy… I’m extremely happy at Real Madrid and I want to continue at this club for several years,” Modric said at the awards bash in Monaco on Thursday night.

The former Tottenham star’s Bernabeu deal runs until 2020 but he is expected to be handed fresh and more lucrative terms imminently by his current employers.

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Transfer round-up: Leicester duo set to depart before window shuts

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Two of Leicester’s Premier League winners are expected to leave the King Power ahead of the international transfer window closing, the Leicester Mercury reports. Right-back Danny Simpson and midfielder Andy King are said to be allowed to leave and have not yet featured for the Foxes this season.

Sandro Ramirez has left Everton and joined Real Sociedad on loan. The striker is keen on a permanent move back to his home country, but the Goodison Park club say there is no automatic option to buy.

Serbian winger Lazar Markovic is heading for the Anfield exit door after spending the last three seasons on loan, with Greek side PAOK among those interested, according to the Daily Mirror.

Another set to leave Liverpool is Divock Origi, with the Daily Mail reporting he is in talks with a number of interested clubs, including Besiktas.

Liverpool target Nabil Fekir was offered to Chelsea in the summer by Lyon, but the Stamford Bridge side turned down the chance to sign the 25-year-old, the Daily Mail says.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Lazar Markovic of Liverpool looks on from the bench during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

On the move: Lazar Markovic.

Players to watch

Tommy Elphick: The 30-year-old defender, who helped Bournemouth to Premier League promotion, is free to leave Aston Villa, with QPR and Hull among those interested, the Daily Mirror says.

Harold Moukoudi: Aston Villa want to loan the Le Havre defender ahead of a potential permanent deal in January, The Sun reports.

George Saville: Millwall will let their £7m-rated midfielder go to Championship side Middlesbrough, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Transfer round-up: Origi one of four Liverpool stars who are set to move on

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Set to leave Anfield: Divock Origi.

Four Liverpool players are on the way out of Anfield, including striker Divock Origi who is wanted by Besiktas, according to the Daily Mirror.

Other departures could include Lazar Markovic who could head to Belgium, Sheyi Ojo is close to joining Reims on loan, while Pedro Chirivella is wanted by Rosenborg, the paper says.

Nacer Chadli, who starred for Belgium at the World Cup in Russia, is looking to leave recently-relegated West Brom, the Daily Telegraph says. Chadli, 29, is looking to exit the Hawthorns before Friday’s loan deadline, with Besiktas interested in bringing in the winger.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is set to leave Stoke to join Paris Saint Germain, The Sun reports. The Cameroon forward joined the Potters from Schalke last August and scored five times as the Potters were relegated from the Premier League.

Moussa Dembele is being watched by Ligue 1 rivals Marseille and Lyon, according to the Daily Mirror. The Celtic striker missed training amid interest from the clubs wishing to bring the 22-year-old back to his native France.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis is looking for a reunion with winger Jason Puncheon, according to the Teesside Gazette. The Crystal Palace man has been told he may leave on loan with Boro in the driving seat, the paper said.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 14: Nacer Chadli of Belgium looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

On the move? Nacer Chadli.

Players to watch before the window slams shut on August 31

Jan Oblak: The Slovenia goalkeeper looks set to leave Atletico Madrid after rejecting the offer of a new contract, according to AS.

Paul Pogba: The Manchester United man is among three midfielders to be targeted by Barcelona next summer, according to Sport. The other players being watched by the La Liga giants are Adrien Rabiot at PSG and Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong.

Quincy Promes: The Dutch winger could be swapping Spartak Moscow for Sevilla, AS reports.

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