Thursday, 19th July, 2012
Luka Modric will only leave Tottenham Hotspur when the London club are completely satisfied with his sale price, manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted.
Talks are ongoing between Spurs and Modric’s main suitors Real Madrid, with the gap separating the two teams believed to be as little as €2M, while Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are also thought to be interested.
Spurs are in no rush to cash in on the wantaway Croatian playmaker however and remain determined to drive the very hardest bargain.
And with Spurs and Real Madrid both renowned for being hard negotiators, the talks are taking time; even more so as Villas-Boas claims three sides want the playmaker, not just Los Blancos.
“There has been continuous interest from three different clubs, but it is important for Tottenham to hold onto their rights”, Villas-Boas was quoted as saying on the BBC.
"His situation will continue until the price is right.”
Nevertheless, the Portuguese tactician insists he understands Modric’s situation.
“It is important to understand his feelings.
“We have been speaking and we understand his point and he understands the club’s point.”
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