Luka Modric joins up for pre-season tour

Want-away Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric is set to travel with the rest of the squad to South Africa today to participate in a pre-season tour, despite it being believed that the Croatian will hand in an official transfer request in the near future.

Chelsea improved bid of £27 million was rejected by club chairman Daniel Levy, as the north London outfit try to keep their star man at White Hart Lane.

Manager Harry Redknapp has recently admitted that the 25-year-old is ‘confused’ over his future, and feels the latest offer from Stamford Bridge is too low given the former Dinamo Zagreb player’s abilities.

“I still think £27 million is a pretty poor offer for a player of that ability. It wouldn’t be anywhere near what I value him at if he was for sale, but he is not for sale. The chairman has made his stance. He is not for sale and that’s it,” the former West Ham coach stated in The Telegraph.

When asked whether a bid of £30 million was lodged or if a transfer request was submitted, the 65-year-old remained adamant Modric would not leave the club.

“I don’t think so. I honestly value him way in excess of that. I wouldn’t see it having any effect on the situation,” he continued.

Spurs will play three matches in Africa, including games the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.