Bruce Buck is unsure whether Chelsea will pursue their interest in Tottenham's Luka Modric having had one bid rejected.
Blues mulling over fresh bid for Spurs ace
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck is unsure whether the club will pursue their interest in Tottenham's Luka Modric after having had one bid rejected.
The Blues supremo has confirmed the West Londoners have tabled at least one offer for the Croatia international, who has expressed a desire to leave the White Hart Lane club.
New manager Andre Villas-Boas is keen to bolster his midfield options but having had an offer, reported to be worth £27million, rebuffed doubts remain over whether the Stamford Bridge side will return with an improved one before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea remain keen on Modric, but Buck now concedes he is unsure if the club will go any 'further' in their pursuit of the talented 25-year-old playmaker.
"Most clubs don't want to talk about players they are interested in but the Modric situation became public," said Buck.
"We did make an offer, (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy has rejected that offer and I don't know if it will go any further, we will have to see.
"Andre didn't give us a shopping list but he did tell us where he thought we could improve.
"He did mention some players but it was not a case of 'I want this guy and I want that guy' because it is more than just selecting the players.
"It is whether the player is available, what the price is and every other dynamic that goes with it.
"But Andre is working very well with the board and directly with Roman (Abramovich) in terms of looking at the squad and trying to see whether there is anything that needs to be done."