TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea Stun Arsenal & Spurs With Sensational Spending Spree
Chelsea are set to make a stunning double swoop on Valencia’s Juan Mata and Tottenham’s Luka Modric, according to reports today.
Andre Villas-Boas has identified the need for more creativity in his side and the Daily Mail claim owner Roman Abramovich is willing to open the check book to bid £29m for Mata and increase their offer for Modric to over £30m.
Chelsea had a £22m offer for Mata rejected earlier this week but Valencia would be willing to sell if an offer of £29m was tabled and the player himself is keen to join the Premier League. Mata has previously been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, but it seems Chelsea are now closing in on the Spanish star.
The Modric situation could also be finalised soon after Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp suggested the club could sell their star player in order to raise funds for several signings, and the blues are set to test their resolve with an offer in excess of £30m.