Chelsea waiting to swoop in for Real Madrid transfer target Luka Modric
Chelsea has refreshed their campaign to bring Luka Modric to Stamford Bridge. The London club are ready to have another session of negotiations for the Croatian international with Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid creeps closer towards adding Luka Modric to their ranks.
Chelsea were once leading in the race to sign Luka Modric but Tottenham Hotspur rejected their £40 million bid on their midfield star. Sources have revealed that Real Madrid are about to acquire the Luka Modric for similar fees. This news has rejuvenated Chelsea interest in the hottest object in the football market this summer.
Tottenham Hotspurs chairman Daniel Levy will offer Luka Modric to the club that will make the largest bid. This means a bidding war between Real Madrid and Chelsea is well on its way.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Luka Modric, who has been in superb form for club and country for the past couple of years. Although, Manchester United was the first club to show interest in signing Luka Modric, since then a number of top notch clubs like Manchester City, Juventus, Paris-Saint Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea have shown interest in signing the 25-year-old midfielder.
Tottenham Hotspur is willing to trade off Luka Modric for a swap deal too. Daniel Levy is scouring the market for a striker and a midfielder. If a club offers a talented striker and a midfielder to Tottenham Hotspur chances are they will be taking Luka Modric home.
Nonetheless, Daniel Levy is also trying to sneak in a bid for the Manchester United midfield target Joao Moutinho. The Portuguese international was in fine form at Euro 2012. Porto is looking to cash in on their young midfield star; which means clubs looking for a versatile midfielder can step in with their bids.
Juventus are eyeing an opportunity to find a good replacement for their midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo. Joao Moutinho has been on their radar ever since the summers began. However, there is one more player that interests them than anymore and he is of course Luka Modric.
Club officials have told media that the club is willing to empty their purse for Luka Modric if the Croatian star is willing to come to Turin. So, far Luka Modric favors Real Madrid as his top target. Chelsea comes in second but Juventus could replace them if they offer higher wages.