Thursday, 14 July 2011

Modric hands in transfer request

Luka Modric submitted a written transfer request on Wednesday night in a desperate bid to secure his move from Tottenham to Chelsea.
The Croatia midfielder sent his request directly to Daniel Levy and again made it clear that he feels the Spurs chairman broke a verbal agreement made when Modric signed his last long-term contractThe 25-year-old insists Levy promised to let him move if the club received the kind of offer that Chelsea have tabled. However, two bids from Stamford Bridge have been rejected — initially for £22million and this week for £27m — with Tottenham insisting the player would not be sold at any price.
Out of respect to Harry Redknapp, Modric has still travelled to South Africa with his colleagues for the start of their pre-season tour.The manager is not on the trip for personal reasons but Modric admires Redknapp and will continue to train and play for as long as he is at Tottenham.
It would come as no surprise to see Levy reject Modric’s transfer request, but an improved bid in excess of £30m, which is now expected, could be harder to turn down for a player so desperate to leave.

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