Luka Modric laughs off Barcelona rumours

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Tottenham Hotspur's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has played down talk of Barcelona lining up a big-money move for his services.

The 25-year-old signed a new six-year contract at White Hart Lane in May and Modric insists that he is more than happy with life at White Hart Lane.

He told SportskeNovosti:"Me going to Barcelona? Yes, I really hope that, but only as a Tottenham player in the next round of the Champions League.

"Let's be serious. All this is just so-called exclusive rumours, but I don't know who really needs them. Are they funny? Yes, they are very funny for me.

"But of course, it is always nice to see your name being linked with such a club as Barcelona, but one has to keep their feet on the ground.

"At the end of the day it's just rumours without any foundation and I really don't want to talk about all this anymore.

"Since I moved here newspapers are always talking about me leaving for somewhere else.

"First it was Chelsea, then Inter Milan and also Manchester United, now it is Barcelona. But the only truth is that I just recently signed a new contract with Tottenham."

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