White Hart Lane boss ready to sell Stamford Bridge target?
Chelsea ready to include Drogba in new bid for Spurs ace Modric
Tottenham may be prepared to sell Luka Modric to Chelsea – if Didier Drogba arrives as part of their offer.
The Daily Star says despite boss Harry Redknapp and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insisting Modric is not for sale, a deal could yet still go through with Tottenham asking for striker Drogba in return, plus £10million.
Chelsea upped their original £22m offer to £27m and then Modric slapped in a transfer request to Levy last Wednesday night in a bid to force his move. He is currently away in South Africa on Tottenham’s pre-season tour – but he is adamant he wants to leave to win trophies.
Harry Redknapp has repeatedly stated his intention to keep Luka Modric regardless of the fact that the Croatian international has asked to leave and White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy feels the same, and you have to applaud such strong sentiments, after all the 25 year old only signed a new six year contract in May 2010.
However this source believes that the North London side may be ready to do a deal and hand Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas his first big name signing. That deal would have to see Ivory Coast and Blues legend Didier Drogba move to Tottenham, a deal that would certainly improve Tottenham’s attacking options, but is such a deal likely?
The 33 year old may well see his first team chances restricted but it seems infinitely more likely that if Drogba did leave Stamford Bridge it would probably not be to another Premier League side. The former Marseille man still has a season or two in the tank. Last season wasn’t his best but a return of 13 goals from 37 appearances is not that poor, especially when you consider the powerful striker does a lot of dirty hold up work as well.
Redknapp saw all four of his strikers fail to make an impact last term, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Robbie Keane netted just 18 Premier League goals between them and the Spurs boss has consistently been linked with moves to improve his attack.
The White Hart Lane boss has supposedly made inquiries about a number of strikers but as yet has not made a transfer window purchase to resolve the issue, perhaps Drogba would be a short term solution?
Indeed Villas Boas may feel he can afford to lose the cult hero after all he has Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka and England Under 21 international Daniel Sturridge to call upon and is strongly linked with a move to bring FC Porto goal machine Radamel Falcao to the Premier League.
Perhaps this offer will be accepted?