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REPORTS: Chelsea Face Points Deduction Over Modric Pursuit

Chelsea could be hit with a points deduction over their attempts to sign Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

The Sunday Mirror claims that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has written to Chelsea warning them over their public pursuit of Modric and will consider reporting the Blues to the Premier League over their conduct with Luka Modric.

This is not the first time Chelsea have found themselves in trouble over transfer dealings. They were fined £300,000 back in 2006 over their illegal approach to sign Ashley Cole who was contracted to Arsenal at the time, the fine plus a suspended sentence for a 3 point deduction was implemented.

Chelsea again found themselves in trouble when they were accused of illegally approaching Gael Kakuta from French club Lens. The West London club was reported for illegally signing the French youngster and was subsequently banned from signings any players for two transfer windows, but an appeal from Chelsea removed the sanctioned ban but was still ordered to pay Lens a compensation fee and fine in the region of £150,000.

Tottenham will raise Chelsea’s previous conduct to the Premier League if they decide to pursue this issue with the football authorities.

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  1. Mark

    June 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

    The book needs to be thrown at them and points deducted. Fines are not a problem when your owner is a billionaire. Hit them where it really hurts. Until this happens they will keep doing it over and over and over again.

    • dannymodric

      June 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Definitely,Fine them, and a Minimum of 12pts deductionTHEY MAKE ME SICK!!!!!

  2. Pete Borota

    June 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

    And what book would that be Mark? Placing a bid with Spurs, the fact that Chelsea tried to buy Modric last year which saw Spurs sign him up on a six year contract. The fact that Modric has known of Chelsea’s interest for a year, that he’s disillusioned with “our Harry’s” shit front 4. Or that he realises that the only real talent Spurs have is Sandro, Bale and Modric!!

    Spurs are upset because their neighbours and rivals have tried to buy their star player who has let it be known that if they were willing to sell he would like to leave for Champions league football.

    Yes Chelsea were fined for the Cole situation, however the Kakuta incident has nothing to do with tapping up and the club were found “not guilty”.

  3. totnam

    June 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Forget hitting “where it really hurts” just hit them.

  4. zab

    June 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    or just ‘urt ’em

  5. Gabe

    June 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

    What a stupid accusation! Where is the proof that someone from Chelsea has actually pursued him. Look at all the newsprint waster on wild accusations and linking Chelsea to eveyr player on the face of the earth! Do you not think that Modric’s Manager may not have been involved or someone close to him? It’s a great way to try and drive up your wages. Oh, and by the way, the player himself made the statement that he would be keen to move to Chelsea. So to those Tottenham fans who don’t think very much, try and get your heads around this.

    • lodvic

      June 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Chelsea offer £22 million pounds (bit of a joke offer) and when Spurs reject it Chelsea told the press they had made and offer and it was rejected.

      This is the basis of Levy’s complaint.

      There is also alligations (from Spurs)that Modric has already been offered a contract from Chelsea (against FA rules). These acusations, along with the fact you have previous (and no manager so the russian mafia boss is making all the calls) seems to stack up against you in relation to playing the “I never did it guv” routine.

      • Gabe

        June 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

        Allegations are not fact until proven in a court or legally acceptable jurisdiction. Remember the Westminister system of justice says you are INNOCENT until proven guilty. In this case allegations mean nothing. They have to prove the exact chain of events first OK. Just remember that.

        • Pete

          June 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

          Having said that, recent history doesn’t favour chelski in this case however. It’s true that you are innocent until proven guilty. But considering chelski’s prior’s it would be a safe bet to suggest that chelski have re-offended by tapping up modric. Just because the FA haven’t got the bollox to set the appropriate punishment for chelski’s continued flagrant rule breaking, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t broken any rules.

        • Doc

          June 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

          You mean like Tony Blair who stopped a Police investigation into him? That kind of innocent – purchased.

    • Doc

      June 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      So where has the wages figure come from? Where has the fee come from? You can guarantee it didn’t come from Spurs, they aren’t selling him so he would not even have known of the bid.

      The player only made a statement after Chelsea had made it known they had made a bid and would treble his wages.

      Get your facts right. The accusation is 100% right and Chelsea should be penalised for unsettling a player and tapping him up through the press.

  6. Wisey

    June 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

    So the newspapers say we are after someone and the opinion we have done something illegal. But when every other club is reportedly after a player no one considers it bad form. How after we have made an offcicial bid now be assumed that we did everything illegally. lets not forget how Sp*rs got Hoddle originally as a manger from Southampton. Illegal approach .. tapped up. We were innocent with Kakuta, the olnly one we were guility off is Cole. This tapping up happens all over the club is innocent.

    • lodvic

      June 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

      so “you never dun it” but if you had it would be ok because everyone does it?

    • Doc

      June 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Because Spurs wrote to you and told you he was not for sale and a bid would not be welcomed. You ignored that letter and started your public tapping up process through regularly leaking everything to the media.

    • Ism

      June 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Dear unwise,guilty as charged;^)

  7. Gary Sampson

    June 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Chelsea has not gone public, only Modric has. It’s normal for a buyer to approach a player’s agent before approaching his club. The agent then informs the player, the buyer then approaches the players club. Chelsea has done the normal thing here. Modric is the one who went public.
    Once a player declares his desire to play elsewhere you have to let him go. It makes no sense to keep a player against his will. Such a player only becomes a liability to his team. Everyone knows this. The best thing for Tottenham is to take the money and use it well. When a player goes public, its game over.

    • lodvic

      June 20, 2011 at 11:32 am

      The basis of Levy’s complaint is that after Spurs told Chelsea that they were not allowed to contact him and all bids would be rejected they released details of the bid to the press and contacted Modric.

      Levy isnt the sort of person to take such matters lightly Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd paid hefty fees aswell as compensation for acting badly during Transfers with Spurs. If the Spurs board is considering legal action then i’m pretty dam sure Chelsea can be proven to have done something wrong.

      I reffer you to “Arnesen was photographed aboard one of Roman Abramovich’s three luxury yachts on 22 June 2005 thus reinforcing Tottenham’s compensation claim”

      • Gabe

        June 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm

        Levy is just doing what any club executive would do if they wish to fend off an offer from another club. The problem is that the player himself has higher ambition and the fact is you cannot offer him Champions League. it seems he wants to go and that is the issue your club is trying to manage.

        In respect of Arneson, you got your compensation so what are you complaining about? He also didn’t want to stay so what was the problem?

        if you were headhunted by another company, would they go to your employer? No! Things are more transparent in the world of football I think.

        • Doc

          June 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

          Tapping up, that is the problem it’s illegal but Chelsea seem to think they can continually flout the rules as if they don’t apply to them.

          A fine and a large points deduction is in order. The suspended sentance of 3 points should be added to.

    • Doc

      June 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      Sorry but under the rules you have to have the clubs permission before any contact with the player so you are saying you have broken the rules.

      Once a player is under contract you do not have to let him go, Fabregas for example, Rooney wanted to leave United, Ronaldo wanted to leave before he did.

      If you are under contract, you are under contract and it is the clubs choice not the players.

    • Ism

      June 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      When it suits cyclops

    • AlphaT

      June 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Errrm Rooney?! Still went on to bang in goals, manure still one the league your reasoning is flawed cos you are desperate for our class, 3 words for you “will never happen” sniff up the Arse of Whinger and poach their sloppy seconds your whole Russian outfit ain’t fit to lace our academy players boots let alone A or B teams

  8. sarah

    June 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Chelsea put a bid in after being told no. that is tapping him up

    • Gabe

      June 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      How can they put in a bid after being told no. i thought the process was that they put in a bid first and then were told no. Then Modric goes public. So tell me where Chelsea has done anything wrong? Haven’t ManU made an offer and talked player exchange involving Berbatov? So what’s the difference?

      • Pete

        June 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

        uh, no mate. It was Chelski that went public and told the whole world that they had a 22 mil pound bid declined for modric… not modric. Modric is on honeymoon mate.

      • Doc

        June 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm

        Chelsea went public revealing the bid, Modric would not have known about the bid and certainly wouldn’t have known Chelsea were prepared to treble his wages.

        No Man U have not made an offer, they have been told and accepted that one was not welcome as he was not available. Chelsea chose to ignore what United heeded.

  9. Not a fickle fan

    June 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Tottenham turned down the bid, told them Modric was not for sale. Chelsea made it public after it was turned down.Seems that a normal thought process is beyond the intellectual capacity of Wisey, Gabe and Sampson. The paper only allegedly contacted Modric a couple of days after they learned of the bid.Where do these inadequates think they got the story about the insulting £22million vid? from a psychic? The underhand way of using newspaper top try to undermind the legal and ethical process is a trademark of Chelsea soviet mafia ethics and this is not the first instance. All coincidences?? Or was the physic on piece work? Seems these three challenged souls originate from the same gene pool.Scay???

    • Gabe

      June 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      How did Chelsea make it public when Modric himself first raised it in public. If you have an issue then t is with the player. Chelsea have done nothing wrong. Perhaps Modric was unhappy when Levy turned Chelsea down. That’s hardly Chelsea’s fault is it?

      • modgoesnowhere

        June 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

        oh my god some of u are so stupid!!!!
        where did the figure of 22m become public? because im damn sure levy didnt
        leak it!!!! FOOLS!!

      • Doc

        June 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm

        WRONG yet again. Spurs were not going to tell Modric he made a bid Daniel Levy has stated he would Modric would not have known about the bid had Chelsea not gone public about it.

        All Modric has done is indicate that if we don’t achieve Champions League football next season he would want to leave and that has been twisted by journalists.

        if all this is beyond your mental capacity we understand but we don’t want your mafia money laundering thanks.

  10. Sean without an *H*

    June 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I never thought i’d ever say this, but these Spurs’ fan are ludicrous. I mean, we all know Roman is a billionaire, so he has all the money in the world to buy the points back from Tottanham and all other small teams. (*!*,) These Spurs fans want more of the Champions League football that they even want us given a 12-point deduction so they can be 4th on the Log. What a lame excuse by Daniel Levy and his followers!!! We don’t have a No. 14 at the Bridge, so we taking Modriç

    • lodvic

      June 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

      No we would just like you to stop cheating, this isnt Russia having a lot of money and a Kalashnikov shouldnt make it ok for you to break rules over and over again.

      • Gabe

        June 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

        This is hardly cheating. The player went public and not Chelsea. Obviously he wants to go and Levy doesnn’t want to let him so that is now an issue internal to Tottenham. There has been talk of your Manager wanting Drogba and others in the past from Chelsea. You don’t hear Chelsea fans screaming of tapping up do you? Grow up.

        • Pete

          June 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

          Gabe, do you need someone to spell it out to you? Modric didn’t tell the media that a 22 mil bid has been declined by his current club from chelski. He would not have been aware of that figure. The only parties that would have had knowledge of the value of the bid would be cheski and Spurs. Spurs would hardly make that fact public. So it has to have been chelski making it public. Why are you finding difficulty in understanding this concept!

    • Doc

      June 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Apart from the fact that the Financial Fair Play rules kick in after next season so he won’t be able to spend his money on the team anymore which is why he is trying all the underhand tactics he can think of to get the players he wants now.

      so that makes it all right then, clearly Chelsea fans have no regard for rules or for what is right or wrong. These sort of people are the scum of the earth.

  11. Timlos

    June 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    All these sentimental bull. Who did Chelsea make their offer to, Club or player?. Stop wasting your time in dreamland, there is no basis for any action. PERIOD. Who went public saying a particular amount is not enough for tying his shoe lace? Tottenham went public with the details of a letter that was written to it in confidence and is now turning around to make noise. Anyway this another daily’s attempt at generating stories. So tottenham fans should stop their fantasy.

    • Doc

      June 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Wrong – yet another factually incorrect assessment, but heh don’t let the truth get in the way will you!

  12. mattspurs

    June 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    look, fact is that chelsea are scared they’re on the slide so they are desperate to knick our best players..everyone knows that abromocock buys players on the behest of his young son bcos he’s bored of buckaroo…you’re not having modric, or we’ll have actually i was gonna reel of some of your good players but i can’t think of any..

  13. Paul F

    June 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Gabe, have you disengaged your brain today, or do you actually not have one? You seem to be completely incapable of understanding the basic point of the allegation. Levy is (apparently)alleging that Chelsea discussed a contract with Modric before agreeing a fee with Spurs. This is clearly inciting breach of contract, and is, in general, at all levels of the game, punished heaviliy in football. The argument that you and your cretinous fellow chavs trot out about people changing jobs in other industries is irrelavant. People are very rarely on fixed term contracts in other industries, and can, in general, break their employment contract by giving notice to quit. You cannot do this in football – or indeed in most parts of the sports and entertainment field, where a degree of certainty is required. The only way to break a contract is for both parties to agree to it – generally one party buys the other out (ie a transfer fee).

    In the case of Arnessen, Chelsea were caught red handed inciting him to break his contract with Spurs. In that instance Spurs agreed that Arnessen could move, subject to a very heafty compensation package paid by Chelsea. A look at the annual report of Spurs shows that the total compensation amounted to around £8m – for a director of football! The amount paid clearly included a very large sum of money to prevent Spurs reporting Chelsea to the FA.

    In this instance Spurs have made it clear that they will not, under any circumstances, release Modric from his contract. There is, as a result, no opportunity for Chelsea to buy Tottenham’s silence, if the latter do indeed have evidence that Modric has been spoken to without their permission. This is a serious offence and one that Chelsea have already been found guilty of in the past. If Tottenham make a complaint and the Premier League finds Chelsea guilty, then make no mistake: Chelsea will face heavy sanctions, without question involving a points deduction.

    The argument that ‘everybody does it’ is simply not true. Most play by the rules, Chelsea do not. Are Chelsea alone? No – Real Madrid’s conduct over Ronaldo was even more blatant, but look at the fee they ended up paying (£80m!). This clearly included a very heavy dollop of ‘pay up or you are fked’ money. I am also aware that Man U seem not seem to have played by the rules with the Berbatov signing, but nothing was ever proved in that one.

    Finally Gary Sampson, your confident assertion that ‘once a player goes public, its over’ is actually completely and demonstrably wrong. There are dozens of examples of players stating they want a move one day and signing a new contract the next – indeed recent examples of this read like a who-is-who of English football. Your very own Didier Drogba is one of course, as are Fabregas (still with Arsenal 2 years down the line), Ronaldo (had his 2 best years with Man U after first declaring his love for Madrid), Rooney (not at Man City last time I checked), Tevez (still with Man City last time I checked). Further afield, David Villa had two absolutely phenomenal seasons after first decaring that he wanted to leave Valencia. So, you are wrong.

  14. TSpur

    June 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Whilst a points deduction would no doubt sting Chelsea, there are so many gimmes in the Premiership and poor refereeing in their favour, that a lengthly transfer ban would hurt them more.
    Get it done, Abramovich’s behaviour merits this – this isn’t Russia, you shouldn’t be able to bully and bribe your way to success.

  15. Sean without an *H*

    June 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Mattwanker sounds very immature. How can you not think of any good Chelsea players when we are always a million points above Spurs every season. How do you think we accomplish that without good players. With Cech between the sticks, we’re able. But Spurs can never achieve anything with Hulerioumiliating Gomez between the posts!

    • Pete

      June 21, 2011 at 9:03 am

      Obviously maths isn’t your strongest subject. Let me help you out with this one. 71-62 = 9. Not a million, you cretinous chav glory hunter!

      Also, you are only comparing cech and gomes? There are 11 players that make up a football team. Oh, sorry maths isn’t your strongest subject…. is it!

    • AlphaT

      June 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

      Well original, totally f*cking moronic Chelski supporters you are dilusional you are so desperate for a touch of class in your team, you really are clutching at straws

  16. nick

    June 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    chelsea aproached spurs for modric, spurs wrote to them and told them not to make a bid, chelsea then make a bid. its that simple, chelsea need to be punished with heavy points deduction and anybody else who tries this tactic again with any player

  17. Mark

    June 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Also was Obi Mikel going toMan Utd before again you did the dirty? Yes. Did you tap up Ashley Cole when he was contracted to Arsenal? Yes, What about that French midielder who played for Lille? Yes hence the last farce of a ban.Were Chelsea caught red handed with Arnesen? Yes. Face facts, Chelsea think the can flout the laws of the game because you are scum. I really hope Chelsea do win the Champions Leage because then Abramovich’s little game will be over and he will probably drop you like last years fashion and you can go back to the pathetic bankrupt club you were before he rolled up on your doorstep with his mafia money. Relegation would be too good for the glorified Fulham! Pathetic.

  18. David Halliday

    June 20, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    pykies who won the lottery!!
    No class, no tradition and a 10 year history!!! That is all scummy chelski are!!!

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