Luka Modric is stalling on contract talks with Tottenham, The People claims, with the playmaker waiting on Harry Redknapp to commit to Spurs before he makes a decision over his future.
Modric was the subject of a great deal of transfer speculation over the summer, with the Blues finally bidding £40 million on deadline day to bring the Croatia international to Stamford Bridge.
But Tottenham held firm and refused to do a deal with Chelsea, despite Modric’s requests to make the move.
And now, Modric is reportedly refusing to sign a new deal with Tottenham, said to be in the region of £3.6 million a season, because he believes that Redknapp may leave White Hart Lane for the England job at the end of the season.
“There are difficult decisions for Luka to make,” a source told the People.
“He still enjoys life at Spurs and that's largely down to Harry, but he was flattered by Chelsea's interest and deep down his close friends know he would still like to go to Chelsea.”
Modric has been a key member of the Tottenham squad so far this season, and despite his transfer problems, the playmaker has starred for Spurs as they aim for a top four spot.