Tottenham ace Luka Modric is ready to pull out of negotiations with Real Madrid. The Sun says the Croatian midfield star has become exasperated by the Spanish giants failure to negotiate a deal with Tottenham.

His camp set a deadline of July 17 for Real to agree a deal in principle or he will explore other options.

Reports in Spain claim Madrid must sell to raise the £35million needed to buy Modric, 26, who is reluctant to put in a written transfer request while Real continue to drag their feet.

Tottenham have refused to even negotiate let alone consider the option of a player-exchange.

Chelsea and Manchester United are also chasing Modric, though both clubs are waiting for Spurs to drop their valuation.