Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to bid £30 million for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric, according to Mirror Football.
The diminutive midfielder starred for Croatia in their Euro 2012 opening win over Republic of Ireland, and has been a consistent and impressive performer for Spurs over recent seasons.
With Harry Redknapp’s men missing out on Champions League football for next term it is feared that the north London club may lose some of their star names this summer, with Modric touted as ready to leave.
The eastern European midfielder handed in a transfer request last summer when Chelsea were keen to buy him, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stood strong to keep him at White Hart Lane.
Manchester United are thought to want Modric this summer, with a £22 million offer from Sir Alex Ferguson’s men believed to have been tabled and rejected.
However, with PSG backed by the Qatari Investment Authority and keen to bolster their squad after qualifying for next season’s Champions League, it is thought that the Ligue 1 runners-up wit start with a £30 million bid for Modric.
Spurs are expecting a difficult summer in holding onto their star man, but nothing is expected to happen until the end of Euro 2012.
By Gareth McKnight