Chelsea are poised to test Tottenham’s resolve to keep Luka Modric by offering £27m and 21-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge for the Croatian playmaker.
That is what is being reported in the Daily Star on Sunday. Spurs boss recently said that even a bid of £35million would not be enough for him to part with Modric.
Sturridge enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bolton last season and would apparently become part of a deal once Chelsea have signed Romelu Lukaku.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is likely to once again stand firm and tell Chelsea that Modric is not for sale.
“Daniel is adamant that Modric won’t be sold, no matter what Chelsea come up with in terms of a package,” a Spurs ‘insider’ told the Daily Star on Sunday.
“If he were to sell him then what would someone of the calibre of Gareth Bale think?
“Chelsea’s first offer was derisory to say the least, especially when a largely unproven player – such as a Jordan Henderson, for instance – is bought from Sunderland by Liverpool for £20m.
“Modric wants to leave the club but he will just have to knuckle down and work hard for Tottenham.
“We are paying his wages after all and gave him his chance in the Premier League. He has to show a bit of loyalty.”
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