Villas-Boas stands firm on Modric valuation

Luka Modric, Tottenham HotspurTottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has stated that the club will not reduce their valuation of Luka Modric.

Real Madrid have pursued the Croatian playmaker all summer long, with the north London club willing to part with the midfielder for £40 million.

However, with Jose Mourinho’s side yet to meet the White Hart Lane club’s demands, AVB has confessed that Modric’s future is up in the air.

“We have to move on preparing the squad thinking that the offer might arrive,” The Daily Mail quote Villas-Boas as saying.

“We respect the mental state of the player and don’t want to affect the running of the squad. That is the most important thing.

“He is training alone. It is a different type training, not as intense as the group training. When we feel it is the right time for him to be more involved, we will trigger his preparation.

“The individual is a good professional and is going through a difficult situation but the club can do nothing about it.

“He has to understand the club can’t do anything about other clubs’ offers. The offer does not meet the chairman’s demands and we can’t do anything.

“We will try to solve it as soon as possible. It’s the second time Luka has passed through this situation. It’s difficult for him but the chairman is defending club interest and club value,” the Portuguese coach concluded.

By Gareth McKnight