Chelsea plot huge summer swoop for star

The Times is giving us both barrells of journalistic integrity with journos Matt Hughes and Russell Kempson who are telling us that Chelsea are planning to nab Dynamo Zagreb’s Luka Modric in the summer, and they think that they can bag him for less than half of the quoted £20 million asking price.

Apparently the Webster ruling:

“which enables players under the age of 28 to buy their way out of the remainder of their contracts when they enter their fourth year.”

is the reason that the Stamford Bridge club think they’ll be able to get Modric at a cut price, and that:

“Modric will be able to buy himself out of his contract for as little as £1.5 million during next January’s transfer window, giving Zagreb little option but to cash in or risk losing as much as £10 million this summer.”

So will Modric become yet another jewel in the Chelsea crown?

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