Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to FIFA over an alleged illegal approach for their Croatian midfielder Luka Modric.
The 32-year-old Croat, who captained his country to the World Cup final and was named player of the tournament, has been linked with a move to Serie A.
Real president Florentino Perez said this month the only way Modric would leave was if his 750 million euro (£671m) release clause was met.
Real sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for £99.2m in July.
Inter told BBC Sport the complaint is “based on circumstantial evidence”.
The Italian club said they have never had direct contact with the player and Fifa’s investigation is at a preliminary stage.
Modric, who joined Real from Tottenham in 2012, has won La Liga once and the Champions League four times.
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