Modric set for Real switch

Image: Luka Modric: Expected to complete a move to Real Madrid after the clubs agreed a fee

Sky Sports sources understand that a deal has been agreed between Tottenham and Real Madrid for the sale of Luka Modric.

Deal understood to have been agreed with Tottenham

Sky Sports sources understand that a deal has been agreed between Tottenham and Real Madrid for the sale of Luka Modric. It is thought that a compromise has been reached that will see Real pay an initial fee of £23.6million, plus a further £3.9m in add-ons. However, it is also believed that nothing will happen until Tottenham have found a replacement, with just over a fortnight to go until the window slams shut. If the move goes through it would bring to an end a four-year spell at White Hart Lane for Modric, during which time he has developed into one of the Premier League's most impressive performers.

Criticised

The Croatia international was linked with a move to Chelsea last summer but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stood firm to keep him at the club. However, intense speculation resurfaced ahead of the current transfer window and Modric made no secret of his desire to move on. New Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised Modric after he did not travel to the United States for their pre-season tour, and the 26-year-old has continued to train apart from the rest of the squad. Villas-Boas has already strengthened his midfield with the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson since replacing Harry Redknapp at the Tottenham helm, while Joao Moutinho has been linked with a move to join up with his former Porto manager.

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