Real Madrid are refusing to meet Tottenham's asking price for Luka Modric. AS says Real have struck personal terms with Modric's camp, but are baulking at Spurs' €50 million valuation.

A deal could be struck by including Nuri Sahin in Real's offer, but the Turkey midfielder has no interest in moving to White Hart Lane.

While Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refuses to sell to a Premier League, that still hasn't put off Manchester United and Chelsea, which are convinced pressure from Modric will force his hand before the market shuts.