Stamford Bridge side make one more bid for White Hart Lane target.
CHELSEA are set to make a final £30m offer for Luka Modric and will tell Tottenham: Take it or leave it.
Chelsea are refusing to give up their chase for the Croatian play-maker, despite Spurs’ insistence Luka Modric is not for sale.
Chelsea have already bid £22m and £27m for the 25-year-old, who has made it clear he wants to leave White Hart Lane.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be holding out for £35m. New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is a big fan of Modric and owner Roman Abramovich is also keen, believing he could provide the chances for £50m flop Fernando Torres.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Harry Redknapp has stated repeatedly he has no intention of selling Luka Modric but did also point out that in order to sign the Croatian international, Chelsea would have to offer in excess of £35m, which will of course keep the Blues interested in the former Dynamo Zagreb man.
The 25 year old has made it clear he wants to leave but unfortunately has FIVE years left to run on a contract that he signed, so should in many ways keep his mouth shut. In order to attempt to appease the midfielder, Redknapp has made the Tottenham man captain in recent friendlies, which seems strange. Should the North London’s boss reward such behaviour with the captaincy?
Anyway, Chelsea will apparently up their bid to £30m, so says this source, what will happen now? Well Redknapp has no incentive to sell and it seems likely that barring more unwise words from Modric, that the Stamford Bridge sign will fail to land the playmaker.
Andre Villas-Boas is keen to get some ‘marquee’ signings in this summer having seen Man City, Man United and Liverpool all spend big thus far Chelsea have spent very little to bring Thibaut Courtois from Genk, and then immediately loaned out the keeper to Atletico Madrid.
Tottenham boss Redknapp is keen to free up funds to bring in new additions and will reportedly listen to offers for squad players Robbie Keane, Niko Kranjcar, David Bentley, Giovani dos Santos, Alan Hutton and Wilson Palacios.
Chelsea on the other hand appear to keen to keep the players they have in their squad and the much anticipated spending spree that many had predicted would follow Villas-Boas’s arrival at the club has thus far failed to materialise.