Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits Luka Modric's sale will be a blow.

Real Madrid are favourites for Modric's signature ahead of Manchester United and PSG.

"He's good, very good. I tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea. He will be a big loss. He's a player who can make the difference, who gives a lot of clarity to the play when the team needs it and who can play in several positions," AVB told AS.