Luka Modric’s long-winded move to Real Madrid is under threat, after Tottenham turned down an offer of £38 million for the midfielder, The Daily Mail report.
The Croatia international has made his intent to leave White Hart Lane known after the north London club failed to qualify for the Champions League for the second consecutive season, with the Spanish champions the playmaker’s main suitors.
After negotiations that have lasted the entire summer transfer window to date, the Santiago Bernabeu club have tabled a massive offer of £38 million, which was thought to be enough to convince Spurs to sell.
However, it is believed that Daniel Levy has rejected the bid, which has angered Jose Mourinho, who is considering walking away from a deal for Modric.
Spurs have set an asking price of £40 million for Modric and are thought to be unwilling to accept anything less.
By Gareth McKnight