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Chelsea Close To Admitting Defeat In Modric Pursuit

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas admits the club may have to look elsewhere with Tottenham refusing to budge over the sale of Luka Modric.

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas admits the club may have to look elsewhere with Tottenham refusing to budge over the sale of Luka Modric.

Chelsea’s pursuit to sign Modric has been well publicised this summer and Villa Boas admits the club could miss out on their No1 target. Villas-Boas said:

“I prefer not to comment, but you know what the situation is, it’s public.

“We understand the position that the club (Spurs) has taken, so at the moment we are scanning the market for everything, not just those two players (Modric and Parker).

“It is one of the positions we are looking to strengthen.

“It is just a question of finding the solution.

“If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.”

When asked whether a deal for Modric was just a matter of time, he retorted: “No, it does not depend on us.

“Spurs have a right to defend their player and property. We just have to wait.

“We respect whatever position Tottenham takes and the prices we are talking about is an incredible amount of money.”

Chelsea have made two offers to sign the playermaker with the latest thought to be in the region of £27million, but Tottenham appears reluctant to sell their creative midfielder as they look to mount a challenge for the title next season.

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  1. gettingthereslowly

    July 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    just wondering why chelsea keep on about modric when the player has not put a transfer request in and levy has said he’s not for sale !Just shows you money can’t buy you everything just most things!!

    • nicky

      July 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      yes money cant buy everything but without money where can you go…spurs cant go far because they dont have the money…if you dont have money but with great heart you can go far…but without money and also evil heart you go no where…spurs needs soul

  2. chiv

    July 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    ‘i prefer not to comment.’ then why has he commented!?

  3. Andy

    July 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Modric has handed in a transfer request ya stupid yid and tottenham Should just cash in on modric as he is not going to be happy and won’t giv 110% in matches

  4. yidz

    July 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I’ll put a bullseye on that Boas is the first manager sacked in the Premier this season.

  5. patrick

    July 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    i would happily sell modric if he wanted to leave.. BUT just not to chelsea. i wouldn’t sell them a cold! they have helped infect english football with greed and disloyalty and once the russian decides he’s had enough, chelsea can go back to being the club supported by chavs and nationalists. I wonder who’ll be the next chelsea coach?

  6. Sternford maamba

    July 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I wonder y u pipo ar blamng villas,it z hz duty 2c dat he brings in de playaz he wants.

  7. Fa

    July 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Greed and disloyalty have always been here. How you can comment when Harry the dodge has been inspected so many times!

    Before chelsea, other clubs were hated. Next club to be hated will be City. Its always going to go around due to whoever is spending the most cash.

    I dont know why spurs are so cutup anyway. They were annoyed when Berbatov left yet still got in Champions league. When/if Modric goes, as long as they use the cash to invest the team, it will be good business. He isnt worth £30m so chelsea wanting to spend it, is good business

    • chiv

      July 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      You’re right, I do hate city now, however I hate chelsea even more.

      Who are you to say he isn’t worth £30m, Chelsea have no idea of real worth, £50m Torres! ha

  8. WHL_N17

    July 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Why wouldn’t Modric give 110%?
    Because he’s not happy where he is?
    Would be pretty stupid of him for his career. I guess the “bigger” clubs won’t be that interested in anymore…

    Fa: why is it easier for Spurs to find a replacement for Modric than for Chelsea to find one for Essien?

  9. Cmoney monday

    July 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Dis cson we wnt 2 sale sum playas nd we hav nt sign even 3 or 4 2rplace dem,we ned playas lik 1.modric,2.lukaku,3.adal tural,4.van da list we shd buy b4w selin bcus if we sale quick 2 buy quick wil b 2 dficut 4 my blov chelski

  10. Joseph maingi

    July 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Why don’t u try it againg

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