Tottenham are freezing out Luka Modric as he waits to be sold to Real Madrid.

The Daily Mail says Modric is training in isolation at the club's Essex HQ as Andre Villas-Boas prepares for life without his want-away midfielder.

The Croatia international is working towards the new season on his own at the club's Spurs Lodge base, away from the rest of the first team squad.

Despite the fact Modric's proposed move to Real Madrid is far from complete, the influential midfielder is not figuring in the club's pre-season programme, instead going through his own personal training regime.

The decision to keep Modric away from first-team matters is further evidence manager Villas-Boas does not expect the 26-year-old to be at White Hart Lane before the start of the season.