White Hart Lane star will discuss Stamford Bridge move.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric will discuss his move to Chelsea with chairman Daniel Levy in showdown talks next week.
The 25-year-old will report for pre-season and head straight into the board room to explain why it is important for him to be playing Champions League football next season.
The Croatia international is keen on a move across London but the Blues £22million offer was met with a firm rejection.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp claimed the offer was an insult and Chelsea will face stiff competition from Manchester United for Modric’s signature.
The Red Devils are looking for a replacement for Paul Scholes and feel the Tottenham playmaker will be ideal according to the Guardian.
Modric is under contract until 2016 and earns £45,000-a-week but Levy is prepared to give a new improved deal to keep him at White Hart Lane.
But because of the wage structure at the club Levy can only offer £75,000-a-week, which Modric could easily earn more at other clubs.
Tottenham do not want to lose Modric and not only because of the negative signals that it would send to their other leading players, chief among them Gareth Bale.
Modric, who has admitted that he owes a debt of gratitude to the club, would be reluctant to force through a transfer. Tottenham continue to insist he is not for sale.