Friday Kickoff: Modric to Real Madrid, Silva set to sign new City deal & more

Friday Kickoff: Modric to Real Madrid, Silva set to sign new City deal & more

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Friday Kickoff: Modric to Real Madrid, Silva set to sign new City deal & more

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Real Madrid's newest Galactico appears to be Luka Modric.

The Croatian playmaker is reportedly set to leave Tottenham to sign a four-year deal with Madrid for a transfer fee in the range of $45 million to $55 million.

According to the report, Modric has agreed to personal terms with Madrid on the contract, but Madrid's compensation to Tottenham still needs to be resolved.

Modric recorded four goals and four assists in 36 Premier League appearances for Spurs last season.

Here are some more stories to kick off your Friday:

SILVA SIGNS NEW MAN CITY DEAL

Even though the Spaniard, fresh off his side's Euro 2012 title, still has two years left on his contract, he is reportedly set to sign a new five-year deal with City worth $81 million.

Rumors had pegged Silva, who notched six goals and 15 assists in 33 Premier League games for City this past season, for a possible departure to Real Madrid, but the 26-year-old said he has no interest in a move.

"My home is at City and I am totally satisfied there," Silva told the Daily Star. "My head is not at Real Madrid but at Manchester City."

NEYMAR, HULK, MARCELO HEADLINE BRAZIL OLYMPIC SQUAD

In addition to 20-year-old star Neymar, Brazil's Olympic squad will feature overage players Hulk, Marcelo and Thiago Silva, the federation announced.

Here is Brazil's full squad:

Rafael Cabral (Santos), Neto (Fiorentina); Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United), Danilo (Porto), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Bruno Uvini (Sao Paulo), Juan (Inter Milan); Sandro (Tottenham), Romulo (Spartak Moscow), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Oscar (Internacional), Lucas Moura (Sao Paulo); Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damiao (International), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Hulk (Porto).

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What do you think of Madrid seemingly bagging Modric but losing out on Silva? How much of an impact will Modric make with Madrid? And how dangerous is that Brazilian Olympic squad?

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