An improved Chelsea bid for want-away midfielder Luka Modric has been rejected by Tottenham, who seem intent on keeping their star man at White Hart Lane.
The Croatian has revealed that he wants to swap Harry Redknapp’s team for the Stamford Bridge outfit, but as he is in contract until 2016, Tottenham do not want to see the playmaker.
The Blues have made a new £27 million bid, upping their initial offer by £5 million, to test their rivals will and confirm to the player that they want him to move across London.
Daniel Levy has been bullish over the situation, claiming the 25-year-old is not for sale, whilst reportedly threatening Modric with reserve team football should be refuse to comply with the club’s wishes.
The ex-Dinamo Zabreb midfielder, who signed for the English club for £16.6 million in 2008, is now expected to hand in a written transfer request to force a transfer to Andre Villas Boas’ side.