Following a meeting between wantaway playmaker Luka Modric and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, the London club have revealed that the Croatian has been told he is not for sale.
Chelsea tabled a £22 million bid for the former Dinamo Zagreb midfielder two weeks ago, which was firmly rejected by the player’s current employers. Since then the 25-year-old has stated that he wants to leave White Hart Lane in search of Champions League football, but Levy has clarified that this will not happen, even if the Stamford Bridge team increase their offer.
“It would make no difference. This is not about money, we’re not selling our best players,” he stated to Sky Sports.
The 49-year-old believes that the meeting went very well, and that the Croatia international will be convinced to stay at the club once pre-season kicks in.
“Everything was fine, we had a very good conversation and – as I said previously – Luka Modric will not be sold.
“It’s the end of it. As I said a few weeks ago, there’s no further discussion on it. He was on holiday, we’ve now had the conversation and he understands our position. I’m sure once he’s back with his team-mates everything will be fine,” he concluded.