Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined to only sell Luka Modric for his asking price. The Guardian says Levy made it clear that Modric was not for sale under any circumstances but this time the stance has softened. Levy will sell to Real Madrid if they bid close to £40m.

So far, they have offered a package that would be worth £31m if the add-ons are realised.

Levy will dig in his heels until Madrid get close to his asking price and, if they fall short, he will simply demand that Modric refocuses and gives his all for Tottenham, as he did after last summer's transfer window had closed. To Levy, what amounts to strike action from the player changes nothing in terms of the club's position.