Chelsea have re-ignited their interest in Luka Modric, with the Croatian’s move a key for a number of high profile signings to go through this summer.
The Blues were involved in a huge transfer saga last season when Andre Villas-Boas was at Stamford Bridge, with the manager then having a £40 million offer turned down by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
The Portuguese boss however is the one holding onto Modric now, with Real Madrid, Manchester United, and ex-club Chelsea all in conversation with the North London club over a switch for their midfield maestro.
The suggestion now is that Modric’s transfer could inextricably hold the link to as many as three big-money signings, those of Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and Joao Moutinho.
Modric’s sale is set to free up funds for Villas-Boas to dip into the transfer market, which would allow the Tottenham manager to finally sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent contract from Manchester City.
He also has set his eyes on compatriot Joao Moutinho to replace Modric in the centre of the Spurs midfield, and would be able to reach the 25-year old’s £30 million valuation with the cash from Modric’s proposed move.
Also inter-connected could be the Citizens’ bid to sign wantaway Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie, with the exit of Adebayor set to free up funds and a squad place for the Dutchman.
Arsenal are demanding £30 million for their star, despite the 28-year old having just one year left on his contract at the Emirates.