Tottenham powerbrokers are at loggerheads over Luka Modric's sale to Chelsea.

The Mail on Sunday says Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and chairman Daniel Levy are split over whether to let star midfielder Luka Modric join Chelsea.

Redknapp is prepared to let the £35million-rated Croat fulfil his Champions League dream.

Levy wants to finance new signings by selling other players and hopes to complete a £20m deal for Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios to join Stoke.

The difference in opinion threatens to overshadow Spurs' start to the season, already delayed by the postponement of Saturday's game against Everton following last weekend's riots around White Hart Lane.

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