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Chelsea Given Hope Of £40m Deal After Modric Bombshell

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp revealed Luka Modric asked not to be selected before the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed Luka Modric asked not to be selected before the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at White Hart Lane yesterday, giving Chelsea fresh hope of striking a deal.

Modric is wanted by Chelsea with reports today suggesting the Blues were ready to submit their third bid for the 25-year old which is thought to be in the region of £40million, and the actions of Modric suggest the playmaker is still hopeful of forcing a move away from the club.

Modric started and came through 65 minutes, but only after Redknapp convinced him he had to play.

“Luka came to me at 11.30 this morning and said to me, ‘I don’t feel my head is right today’. I said, ‘I feel you need to play today, Luka. I need you to play. You need to come and play’.

“I told him we had injuries and I said, ‘I need you to come and play. We need you on the pitch, get out and play’.

“I told him he was our main man.”

Redknapp believes Modric is being advised to make things difficult for Tottenham.

“I’m sure he is getting advised to maybe not play today. We have seen it with other clubs,” Redknapp added.

“He was okay yesterday morning to play and obviously something happened last night. Who knows what went on.

“Some of the papers today were saying that they are ready to make a £40million offer.

“While he still sees a chink of light to go to Chelsea, he is probably doing what maybe people are telling him the best way of getting out of here is.”

“There has been a feeling around the place that the place hasn’t been right since the start of pre-season,” Redknapp added.

“It has been a bit of a difficult period really.

“When people want to go it can be a problem but hopefully in another day or two when the window closes he will still be here and we’ll all move on.

“I don’t think he’s going to go. The chairman said he isn’t. When he comes back from international duty the window will be closed.”

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  1. The Truth

    August 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Tottenham fans are the most ignorant football fans period. How is it tapping up when we PUT IN A BID. If it’s too low thats our problem not yours! The agent is the one telling Modric to not play, not Chelsea. There will be no embargo because there was nothing illegal besides Tottenham thinking they are a big club and that they would EVER make it back to the Champions League LOL what a joke of a SMALL club!

    • Shelf side Yid

      August 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      I can assure you im not ignorant,what i dont like is your club unsettling OUR player,fair enough you put a measley bid in but when you was catigoricaly told under no circumstance Luka Modric will not be sold to chelsea or any other club and you still continue to bid that is tapping up! also why is it when I talk about Fifa fair play rules you shy away from it,Its not going to go away and chelsea among other clubs are going to be hit hard!

      • Pablo

        August 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        What do you mean Chelsea is unsettling modric? it’s actually harry who is perfectly doing that by yapping loudly about every move of modric, i bet he’l also say how he sleepds, eats, showers, dresses for parties, etc.

  2. Chelseamaniac

    August 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Tot’ham fans are the most ignoramus of fans in the entire world. Its a shame y’all cant even tell a diffrence btw tappin and biddin for a player.

  3. Chelseamaniac

    August 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Tot’ham fans are the most ignoramus of fans in the entire world. Its a shame y’all cant even tell a diffrence btw tappin and biddin.

    • Chelseamaniac

      August 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm


  4. Bombay

    August 30, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Let Him Gooo Please..Modric need a Move

  5. ash

    August 30, 2011 at 5:37 am

    i just dont understand why on earth is chelsea going to waste 40m pounds on modric?he aint worth that much.n he aint that fantastic.if they really want a superb young playmaker,then why dont they go for eden hazard?from what i have seen of him,he is absolutely brilliant!simply awesome.he is the closet thing to a next messi!so come on people,say no to modric to chelsea.say yes to eden to chelsea.

  6. ash

    August 30, 2011 at 5:44 am

    n besides havent chelsea already wasted 50m pounds on torres who is alraedy the biggest flop of the century.n now they are going to waste 40m pounds on another equally big flop like modric.when on earth is chelsea ever going to me fellow chelsea mates,we dont need luka modric.we need eden hazard instead,whom btw,will not cost us 40m pounds.he could be bought for 25m pounds or so.

  7. Julius

    August 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Neva knew modric is past his best.a ‘ll appreciate d day blues ‘ll thea own away wid big 4 nothing flops.agggh

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