Luka Modric has claimed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has gone back on his word about allowing him to leave the club if a suitable offer is made.
The Croatian midfielder is determined to move across London to Chelsea, but they have only made one bid of £22million which was rejected out of hand by Spurs.
His comments below will infuriate Spurs fans.
Modric said: “Last summer [Levy] said we would find a satisfactory agreement if a club like Chelsea came in.
“I hope eventually we go our separate ways in an appropriate manner.”
“I reminded the chairman of our gentleman’s agreement when we were in Dubrovnik last summer and I agreed a contract extension with Tottenham,” Modric told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
“At that time, I had an open chat with Levy – that if a bigger club came in with a concrete offer, we would consider it and agree the best solution for all concerned.
“Now Levy doesn’t want to talk to me and said there is no possibility that I can leave Spurs. He threatened me – he said if I didn’t accept the club’s stance, they would make me sit on the bench or in the stands.”
“A lot has been published in the press about the meeting with Levy, who gave the public a twisted account of what happened,” he added.
“I must say that I am genuinely disappointed about what Levy said to me. He didn’t care about what I was telling him. It only convinced me further that I was right to consider moving on to another club.
“I hope that eventually he will understand the situation and that we will reach an agreement and go our separate ways in an appropriate manner.”
Modric maintains that joining Chelsea would be a ‘dream’ for him, adding: “There is no doubt that Chelsea want me – they sent a concrete offer to Tottenham.
“I know that the new Chelsea boss (Andre Villas-Boas) said he wants me in his team. Of course I am flattered by this interest in me – it’s a club that all players dream of joining, fighting for every competition available.
“It wasn’t a snap decision – I talked a long time with my family and people whose opinions I respect. I thought about it, weighed it all up, and finally decided this was the best option.”
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