Chelsea are reviving their bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

The Mail on Sunday says in spite of having a £40million offer turned down in last summer's transfer window, Roman Abramovich will throw his hat into the ring again for the Croatia midfielder in an 11th hour bid to hijack his move to Real Madrid.

Modric is understood to have agreed personal terms with Real, but a fee is yet to be agreed with Spurs.