Stamford bridge boss wants White Hart Lane playmaker.
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CARLO ANCELOTTI has made Luka Modric his No 1 target for next season.
Chelsea’s boss met Modric’s close pal Zdravko Mamic and told him the Spurs playmaker, 25, is top of his shopping list.
That was the sensational claim made last night by Mamic, the powerful Dinamo Zagreb vice-president, who engineered the Croatian star’s £17million move to Tottenham.
Mamic said: “I was with Ancelotti for lunch. I was very proud when I heard what he said about Modric.
“Luka is top of his list, his first pick when it comes to new signings. I am not Modric’s agent – I am just his friend – but I am very proud.
“I don’t want to say anything more because I don’t want to upset my friends at Tottenham.”
Ancelotti is under pressure as his team have struggled in recent weeks and was reportedly increasingly fed-up with life at Chelsea.
But the move for Modric is a clear indication the Italian has no intention of quitting.
Owner Roman Abramovich has sanctioned a spending spree for next summer and Modric is the man Ancelotti wants to spearhead his Chelsea revolution.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will be bracing himself for a £30million bid from the champions. (The Sun)
Carlo Ancelotti is keen to strengthen his Stamford Bridge squad as well as drive down the average age of his somewhat long in the tooth Chelsea side and a move for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric will helpfully do both. Will Harry Redknapp consider selling the Croat to their arch rivals…hell no!
That won’t stop the Blues trying though but it seems that Modric is very pleased with life at White Hart Lane and why not, he has seen his side go through a stunning revival under Harry and therefore any move for any of the Spurs first team will be rejected.
It is a good sign for Tottenham that many of their star players are wanted by the cream of Europe but those players who have helped the north London club move from the relegation zone when Redknapp took over to the Champions League marvels that they are now, will believe they can fulfil their hopes and ambitions without leaving the club, thus making any big departures very hard to imagine.
I guess these factors would not stop Chelsea trying their hand though, and why not.
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