Stamford Bridge side look to snap up White Hart Lane star with new improved offer.
Chelsea will look to finally complete the signing of long term target Luka Modric by offering Tottenham £40m AND a choice of one of three players who they feel may tempt the North London club into selling the Croatian international.
Andre Villas-Boas will offer Harry Redknapp the inclusion of either centre back Alex, adaptable midfielder Yossi Benayoun or Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou in a deal that would see Modric complete a move to Stamford Bridge. The 25 year old playmaker has made it clear he wants to make the move across London.
Tottenham chairman has remained adamant that Modric would not be sold to their London rivals but recent events may lead to a sale being agreed. Redknapp has stated that the former Dynamo Zagreb man’s ‘head was not in the right place’ and was hauled off during the 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Man City.
Thus far during the transfer window Harry Redknapp has barely spent at all and with time fast running out he will be hoping that any prospective move can be completed before time runs out, hence the possible attraction of a deal including a player swap as well as cash.
Villas-Boas has been dismayed at the lack of incisive creative play in Chelsea’s opening three Premier League games, during which they have struggled to overcome both West Brom and Norwich City and failed to find the net away at Stoke City. The young Portuguese manager sees Modric as the type of player who can add a natural link between midfield and attack and could ably assist Frank Lampard in this undertaking.
Tottenham have struggled for form themselves and have lost both their opening two top tier matches, being thoroughly outplayed by both Man City and Man United. Redknapp has managed to bring in Yago Falqué and Emmanuel Adebayor on loan but will be hoping to secure one or two more signings at least before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.
Modric’s state of mind may force Levy to consider the significant Chelsea offer.