Transfer News: London Rivals Weight Up Sensational Swap Deal

By on December 4, 2011

Chelsea are lining up a new bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric that includes offering Frank Lampard as part of the deal, according to reports.

The Blues pursued the Croatian ace for much of the summer and submitted several bids, including a £40m deadline day offer. Modric clearly had his head turned and submitted a transfer request in order to push through the deal. However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stood firm and refused to sell his star man.

Modric hasn’t let a difficult summer affect his form as he’s helped Tottenham go on a record run of 6 straight Premier League wins, with the Lillywhites currently sitting 3rd in the league, ahead of Chelsea who are 4th.

Reports today suggest that Andre Villas-Boas is still keen on bringing the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge and is willing to submit a cash plus player offer this January, with Frank Lampard being used as bait to try and persuade Spurs into selling.

Harry Redknapp will be loath to losing such an important player half way through a season, especially given the fact Tottenham are playing so well and look odds on for at least a top 4 finish. Therefore, Football Talk rate this rumour as highly unlikely to happen.



  1. Bog

    December 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Lampard is well past it, rubbish

  2. Gary Linsell

    December 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    What a load of tosh. Lampard is a Chelsea player and no dis to him but where would he fit in the Spurs mid-field. It’s just another way of the Chelsea PR machine whipping up to unsettle Modric again! Listern Modric will never be sold to Chelsea. Even for 100m so move on and live with it. Chelsea are in decline and I’m well happy about it.

  3. Ken

    December 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Why on earth would be want that old fart Lampard. More stupid crap from the press or Chelsea again attempting to tap up Modric. He is not for sale. What part of not for sale does that idiot Russian and his new pet from Portugal,not understand. They are like a small child who is not getting what they want so they start screaming the house down. Grow up, get some respect and deal with the fact that you cannot have what you want. Lampard for Modric don’t make me laugh.

  4. Harry

    December 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Don’t be so stupid.

  5. TommyHarmer

    December 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm


  6. bc

    December 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    i hear lampard is on £160k a week, so i doubt it very much.

  7. iver biggen

    December 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Frank Lampard ??? Too slow for one of the quickest midfields in world football..Spurs are far too good for him.

  8. EngNor

    December 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

    You dreamer Andre.

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