Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Luka Modric is of interest to the club.

The Spurs playmaker is thought to be on the radar of a number of clubs across Europe, although Harry Redknapp has stressed a desire to keep the player at White Hart Lane.

In an interview discussing the Serie 'A' outfit's transfer targets, Marotta also mentioned Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, although conceded the Argentine could be out of the club's price range.

"Neymar and Tevez? They are two great players that everyone wants, including Juventus, but we must consider the economic aspects," he told Corriere dello Sport.


"Lichtsteiner? We like him. Modric? He's an interesting footballer but we are following many players."

Manchester United, Inter Milan and Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the Croatian international in recent months, prompting Redknapp to place a tongue-in-cheek £1 billion price tag on the player.

"I wouldn't want to sell him for £100 million, not even for a billion. He's the hub of the team," said the Tottenham Hotspur boss at the time.

Whilst the Spurs mindset won't have been changed by the latest comments, it's unlikely to prevent clubs from continuing their interest in the player and bids could be made this summer.

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