Tottenham are looking at Joe Cole as a replacement for Luka Modric, should the star playmaker decide to leave the club for Chelsea, according to Talksport.
Cole appears set for an exit from Merseyside after a disappointing season, and with Modric having crunch talks with Tottenham on Thursday about the possibility of leaving the club, a move to Chelsea for the playmaker is looking more likely than ever.
Harry Redknapp reiterated yesterday that Modric would not be moving to Chelsea, or any club, though today he seemed less decisive in his comments.
"I believe Daniel [Levy] is meeting Luka [on Thursday]," Redknapp told the London Evening Standard.
"It's difficult when crazy sums of money are being bandied about but we need to keep Luka and all our best players if we are to improve.
"If we want to continue to challenge the top clubs in the Premier League then we simply have to get stronger - not weaker.
"Luka is a fantastic player and we need to keep him at the club. We certainly don't want to sell him."
Chelsea made a £22 million bid public for the star last week, and despite the bid being rejected by Tottenham, Modric came out and admitted he would like to move to Stamford Bridge.
And if reports are true that Tottenham are already lining up a replacement in Cole for Modric, Chelsea may indeed get their wish and purchase the Croatian.
Today as Modric boarded a plane for London, the star admitted that anything was possible with regards to his future.
"Today I have a flight to London and tomorrow I start training. I have an appointment to meet the chairman, but we will see," Modric said.
"Anything is possible."