Modric move to Madrid from Tottenham draws near

Luka Modric could complete his move to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur as early as next week as the Daily Mirror reports the player has already agreed personal terms with the Spanish champions.

The newspaper adds that the only stumbling block is the lack of an agreement between the clubs. Madrid had been claiming a fee of £28m was agreed but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is expected to hold out for substantially more, with £35m the least he is likely to accept for a player who cost £16.5m in 2008.

Levy was also said to be unwilling to sell Modric to another Premier League club, with Chelsea and Manchester United both casting admiring glances at the Croatian, unless an offer of around £50m was made.

New Tottenham Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas is expected to attempt to convince Modric to stay at White Hart Lane but if the Portuguese proves unsuccessful, he will be allowed to spend the money received for Modric on adding to the Spurs squad.

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