Chelsea Back In For Modric

By on August 20, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea are once again linked with Luka Modric.

Luka Modric

Chelsea are back in for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric and are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s move for the Croatian, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that the European champions have made a recent enquiry for the playmaker, and are hoping to use Tottenham’s interest in two of their players as leverage in a potential deal.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is understood to be interested in signing Chelsea duo Daniel Sturridge and Raul Meireles so the Blues were hoping to include the pair, plus a sizeable amount of cash, in their move for long-term target Modric.

However, it seems that even if Chelsea could strike a favorable deal with Tottenham the player has his heart set on a move to Madrid.

Real have been locked in negotiations with Spurs supremo Daniel Levy for weeks but have so far been unable to trash out a deal.

The Mirror claim fresh interest from Chelsea is unlikely to turn the Croatians head and Madrid will attempt to hold further talks with Levy and the 26-year-old to finally try and settle on a deal, with a view to flying the player out for a medical in Spain this week.

Spurs boss AVB is eager for the Modric-saga to be resolved soon so he can finally get his hands on funds to strengthen his squad with, and he will look to complete deals for Emmanuel Adebayor and Leandro Damiao, as well as move for Fulhams Moussa Dembele.

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Do Chelsea even need Modric anymore after buying Oscar, Hazard and Marin? Get involved in the comments section.

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50 Comments

  1. kaycee kings

    August 21, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Modric i good player yes we all knw.we win cups last season witout him wit just mata as our only No 10 nd nw we hav mata,hazard,marin,oscar nd piazon. Wht we need is a rt back and Moses,then we giv torres nd Danny chance to prove wht they get.up blues

  2. John

    August 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Chelsea don’t really need Modric anymore with Oscar,Marin and Hazard what Chelsea need is a striker,a right back and maybe a real winger either left or right this is where Moses comes in with his dribbling abilities he can cause a lot of problem for many opposition defense! They don’t need no Modric, the time when he was desperately needed is past!!!

  3. emmajames

    August 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

    yes,but chelsea shold forget abt modric for now n focus on striker,midfild is nt our problem.

  4. tommy

    August 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

    chelsea really need modric, bcos you can,t compare modric with other midfielders in there,for me lamps and mikel are getting weak to be honest,also need 2more players like ceser and moses then we can compete in both titles

  5. kulwa kazimoto

    August 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    am a chelsea fan but am so disappointed when they want to exchange player like sturridge meireles and cash money its wastage so that i would like is to give meireles may be but not sturridge di mateo must take care that’s chelsea

  6. Raph50

    August 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    For me Meirelles can go but for Danny no! In that case, we need Modric because if u watch the match against Wigan, we loose possession often and in a situation like this, you make ur opponent to put more pressure on your defense, that is the main reason we need him. Remember Benayoun and Malouda is going and if possible Raul M.and these are all Midfielders.

  7. Hormorniyi sunday hardehtorbah

    August 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Modric is a good player.if chelsea can sign him i think he wil try his best 4 chelsea nd d midfield wil b also tight .

  8. Onuche Akpa

    August 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Chelsea should forget about modric,we have players like hazard mata,marin,lampard,what did we need modric for,i advaice chelsea to pay the expectation of wigan and win the soul of moses,if u are a defender and you see player like moses u know is drogba replacement.

  9. Godwin alabi

    August 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Really modric is a good player but is over for him at stamford bridge,and is a rubbish to release raul and danny because of modric,we don’t need him again pls find replacement for drogba neither cavani or moses

  10. Onyancha FM

    August 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Am looking at a chelsea deficient of a mature holding midfielder,able to posses n deny opponents the ball n also able to shield the back 4 from strikers,like fellaini not mikel n lampard. We need quick solution,romeu is young

  11. john matura

    August 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Chelsea should not go for Modric but should go Tiote . The DM position is the one that needs beeefing up given that Meireless may go too.

  12. Desiny ehi

    August 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Pls roman dont sell denny sturage u can excharge meirless to spurs to get modric we need him in chelsea home pls, strurage is a good player pls dont sell him

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