White Hart Lane star still wants Stamford Bridge switch.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric will tell chairman Daniel Levy in the next 48 hours he still wants to move to Chelsea this summer.
The 25-year-old has been the subject of two bids from the Blues this summer but Spurs are adamant he is not for sale.
The Croatia international has five-years left on his contract and has attracted interest from Manchester United and Manchester City also.
Levy has claimed Modric will not leave “at any price” but the club have so far refused to say whether they will offer the player a pay rise to reflect their valuation of him.
Manager Harry Redknapp is desperate to keep hold of the playmaker as he bids to regain a place in the Champions League, according to The Times.
The Spurs boss labelled Chelsea’s original £22million as ‘ridiculous’ and stands by his chairman in refusing to sell one of his best assets.
Chelsea are expected to increase their offer in the coming weeks as they search for a playmaker to play behind Fernando Torres.
The Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, has been talking to Modric’s agent on his yacht in Dubrovnik.