Chelsea Set To Launch £22m Modric Move?

By on January 12, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with Luka Modric.

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Chelsea are set to make another move to bring Luka Modric to Stamford Bridge with owner Roman Abramovich ready to offer Real Madrid £22m for the struggling midfielder, according to the Sun.

The report claims the European champions have resurrected their interest in the Croatian international after missing out on Metalist Kharkiv midfielder Taison – who sealed a move to Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday.

Modric only moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer but has been a huge disappointment, only scoring once in his 14 appearances so far and has struggled to hold down a regular first team place under Jose Mourinho.

The Sun claims Chelsea are ready to offer the 27-year-old an early route out of Spain by submitting a £22m bid this month, with Modric apparently seen as a long-term replacement for Frank Lampard – who is expected to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The newspaper suggests the Blues tried to sign Modric when he was still at Spurs two years ago but are understood to have failed with a £40m deadline day offer, so if they manage to pick him up for almost half that amount it will be something of a coup for Abramovich.

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But will Madrid be willing to cut their loses after just 6 months? I’m not convinced they will be. Modric is a superb player and he’s probably just taking a bit of time to get used to a new league and his new team mates. Give him some time and he’ll come good.

However, this is Madrid we’re talking about and some players aren’t given the luxury of time at the Bernabeu, so you just never know. Watch this space.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Modric at Stamford Bridge? Get involved in the comments section below.

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13 Comments

  1. john

    January 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    He never scored goals before so why list his goal return as a rod to beat him with? He scored about 14 in over 150 games at Spurs, he wasn’t bought to score goals. He is a deep lying play maker he controls the rhythm of games. He is nothing like Lampard who has spent his career making late runs forward and getting shots off.

  2. Tony

    January 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I think he is a great player i whant chelsea to buy him

  3. enochnkrumah

    January 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    its an opportunity to grab him now he is a very good player,i will be happy to see him wear the blue shirt nd be called a chelsea player.

  4. OfftheShelf

    January 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    How many midfielders do chelsea need, surely they have enough already.
    Modric is not a Lampard replacement and chelsea are supposed to be after Willian, add that to those already there and it seems that Modric would be swapping one bench for another.

  5. deji ahmed

    January 13, 2013 at 3:26 am

    this is robish, modric is 27 yaers old will dont need to sign him, get us willem or felanni is ok.

  6. deji ahmed

    January 13, 2013 at 3:28 am

    this is robish, modric is 27 yaers old will dont need to sign him, get us willian or felanni is ok.

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  8. Bone crusher

    January 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Comparing him to willian and fellaini,i thnk chelsea should go for them both nd drop luka modric..he xuld have came when we gave hm a chance to b a cfc player.

  9. Howard

    January 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Would be great for Spurs. You can only imagine the sell on clauses Daniel Levy would have added to his contract just in case this sort of thing happens.

  10. busayor

    January 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Dats pure nonsense.. They should go afta willian nw afta losin taison 2 sharktar.. Xo bad..

  11. bluesmurf

    January 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I wud love Modric at chelsea…I actually prefer him to fellaini or anyone else! He cud partner ramires,luiz ,romeu,or even josh!! If you look at our midfield there is a void coz there is no one quite capable of controlling the tempo or linking up play from deep quite well…hence modric is the perfect fit!!

  12. Enny

    January 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Willian or felliani best 4 cfc since they lost taison, we don’t need modric again!

  13. Adeyemi

    January 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Luka Modic can’t replace Lamp. He doesn’t have the qualities of Lamp (drive & scoring goals). Go for Willian or/and Fellaini, both who can fill the void to be created Lamp departure.

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