Tottenham fans beware, Inter Milan are coming after your prized assets this summer with Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in mind. The Nerazzurri are planning to rebuild this summer with the possible exits of Maicon, Diego Milito and even Wesley Snejider should Chelsea be serious in their interest.
Inter Milan plan to replace the Dutchman with a move for Tottenham’s Luka Modric, reports Sky Italia. The Croatia playmaker has been mentioned in connection with moves to Manchester United and Chelsea and now the European Champions have entered the fray.
Tottenham will not sell him without a fight and recently placed a prohibitive £50m price tag on the 25-year-old in order to ward off rival clubs. Manager Harry Redknapp was recently quoted as saying:
“If we want to build a club and compete to get in the Champions League every year we have to keep our best players”…”He’s such a fantastic player for us. You can’t replace people like him.”
Inter also covet Modric’s Spurs team mate Gareth Bale after he destroyed them in the Champions League, and they may test the water to see which player the Londoners are more likely to sell by placing size-able bids for both of them.
Inter Milan have recovered from their early season slump and under the stewardship of former AC Milan coach Leonardo sit 2nd in Serie A, only 5 points behind city rivals AC with 8 games to go.
There is no chance that Tottenham would sanction the sale of both their star players though they could be tempted to part with one if a huge offer comes in, especially if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.