IT‘S LUK-ING A REAL MESS
LUKA MODRIC’S hopes of going to Real Madrid from Tottenham could be over after the Spanish giants said they would not cough up his £40million transfer fee.
The Croatian star (left) has openly shown his desire to move to Madrid and has said it would be his preferred club.
But now the La Liga champions have cooled their chase, claiming they will not offer more than £30m for the midfield playmaker.
Real Madrid chiefs are finding it tougher than expected to reach an agreement with Tottenham and the north London club are digging their heels in over the transfer fee.
New Spurs boss Andre VillasBoas has previously said that Modric will not be allolwed to leave White Hart Lane unless the club’s £40m fee is matched.
“This can be resolved in one of two ways,” said Villas-Boas.
“One is that the teams pay what Tottenham is asking and the other is that the player continues with us next season.”
According to Spanish sources, Real Madrid are unwilling to pay the huge fee set by Spurs, leaving Modric in a tricky situation as he tries to manouevre his way out of Spurs.