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Tottenham to make Modric best paid in history to ward off Chelsea, Man Utd

Tottenham are ready to make Luka Modric the highest paid player in their history.

The Mail on Sunday says Modric will become the highest-paid player in Tottenham's history if he agrees to stay at White Hart Lane this summer.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will hold talks with the Chelsea target when the player returns for pre-season training on July 6 and hopes that a double-your-money offer of £90,000 a week will persuade the Croat to pledge his long-term future to the club.

Levy, known for being strict in financial matters, has told Modric, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon they will not be sold at any price as Spurs bid for a return to the Champions League.

But he is also aware that 25-year-old Modric's £45,000 weekly wage - nearly £2million a year less than top earners Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane - makes the club vulnerable to offers from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, whose £22m bid for the midfielder was turned down a fortnight ago.

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