Tottenham want more than DOUBLE what Chelsea offered for Luka Modric on Wednesday night. The London Evening Standard says Tottenham will not sell Modric to Chelsea under any circumstances and hope to scare off other suitors by putting a staggering £45million price tag on his head.
Chelsea had an opening bid of £22m rejected yesterday afternoon, but the club were prepared to raise their offer to £30m to sign the midfielder and believed it would be enough to secure his signature.
Sources close to Modric in Croatia believe Spurs will sell for the right price, however Standard Sport understands they won't do a deal with their London rivals.
That still leaves Manchester United and Manchester City in the frame. However, Tottenham, who publicly insist he is not for sale, value the Croatia international at £45m and will not listen to any offers below that figure - a record for the club.