Ancelotti’s Chelsea have been struggling of late after an astounding start to the season. They have since dropped to 4th, 3 points off the pace having played one extra game than league leaders Man Utd.
Now Ancelotti is looking to experienced Prem talent like Modric in a bid to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.
The man who is said to have revealed Chelsea’s interest in the Croatian International is Dinamo Zagreb vice-president Zdravko Mamic – the man who negotiated the 25-year-old’s £15.8million switch to White Hart Lane two years ago.
In a meeting with Ancelotti, Mamic is believed to have been told the Chelsea bosses January transfer plans.
“I was with Ancelotti for lunch. I was very proud when I heard what he said about Modric,”
“Luka is top of his list, his first pick when it comes to new signings. I am not Modric’s agent – I am just his friend – but I am very proud.”
“I don’t want to say anything more because I don’t want to upset my friends at Tottenham.”
Well one thing is for certain, it would take a bid well in excess of the £15.8million Spurs paid for the Croatian to secure his services now. Modric has been immense for Spurs this campaign and has quickly become a fans’ favourite in North London. It would take a monster offer from Chelsea to prize one of Redknapp’s star players away from him and with Tottenham’s progress, I would find it hard to believe Modric would want to leave White Hart Lane.
More Daily Mirror rubbish? I think so.
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