Levy braced for Modric demand

Modric is due to meet with Levy in the next 24 hours when he will

again stress his desire to depart Spurs this summer. The Croatia

international has already been the subject of a failed

£22million bid from London rivals Chelsea, with the Blues keen

to add the mercurial midfielder to their ranks. But that bid was

rejected out of hand by Spurs and Levy issued a strongly-worded

statement at the time stating that they would not be prepared to

sell at any price. Harry Redknapp is also eager to retain the

services of Modric as he aims to secure a return to the UEFA

Champions League. But Modric, who has already given an interview

stating his intention to seek a fresh challenge this summer, is

expected to reiterate that stance when he meets with Levy. Spurs,

who invested £16.6million to land the 25-year-old from Dynamo

Zagreb in the summer of 2008, are unable to match the wages which

could be on offer at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United and

Manchester City are both believed to be monitoring the situation,

but with Modric’s stated desire to remain in London, it appears

Chelsea is his preferred destination.