Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric’s move to Spanish champions Real Madrid was assumed to be close to completion. However, reports in the Daily Express suggest that Chelsea could be planning a late £36 million swoop for the playmaker. Although the Croatian spoke of his preference for the Spanish giants, it is believed that Real Madrid can only pay £20 million for the star. Tottenham are also looking for a financial boost this summer and with Roman Abramovich looking for a replacement for the aging Frank Lampard, the 26 year-old could well play for the Blues next season.
Tottenham Hotspur have already begun plans for life after Luka Modric claims the Daily Star as Porto’s Joao Moutinho has been earmarked as a potential replacement. The significant twist in the story being, the yet to be appointed Andre Villas-Boas has supposedly advised Chairman Daniel Levy to make the Portuguese midfielder his first piece of business if-and-when he does take over as manager. £40m is the release clause in Moutinho’s contract, a figure Spurs can raise from the sale of Modric to Real Madrid.
Staying in North-London, Tottenham Hotspur have seemingly mastered the art of stealing transfer targets of their rivals as the Mirror reports that they are set to steal Porto’s Alvaro Pereira from under Chelsea’s noses. The wingback was linked with the Blues last season but the prospect of Andre Villas-Boas taking over at White Hart Lane has led to the 26 year old now being associated with the North London club. Although, he does have a steep release clause of £25.7m after he signed a new contract less than 12 months ago.
Tottenham are looking to move for Crystal Palace youngster Reise Allassani with a £3 million bid,·looking to snatch the wonderkid from the clutches of other suitors like Arsenal and Chelsea. Allassani is an England Under-16 international, and has signed a contract at Crystal Palace in 2012, but Tottenham are ready to offer him a large bonus if he comes to White Hart Lane, reports TalkSPORT.