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Premier League giants battle it out for Spurs star

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Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are ready for a summer transfer battle over Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, according to the Daily Mail.

Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in landing the talented midfielder.

 

Spurs were expected to have something of a hard time in keeping hold of Modric in the summer even if they secured Champions League football, but Chelsea’s win in the final against Bayern Munich that knocks them down to the Europa League.

 

Modric insisted last week that he would make a decision over his future after Euro 2012, however the Daily Mail reports that the diminutive playmaker has his heart set on leaving White Hart Lane this summer and will be the subject of bids from Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, as well as Real Madrid.

 

Chelsea had a bid for Modric turned down last summer and the Blues are likely to go back in for the Spurs midfielder, while Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has previously spoken of his admiration for the 26-year-old.

 

Manchester United have been looking for a long-term heir to Paul Scholes’ throne at the heart of their midfield for some time, and would be interested should Modric express a desire to leave north London.

 

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly offered Modric a £100,000-per-week contract extension that would ward off interest from the likes of Chelsea, United and City, although that deal remains unsigned currently.

 

Modric is contracted with Tottenham until 2016, meaning a fee somewhere in the region of the £40 million Chelsea offered last year may be required, which is unlikely to be a problem for Manchester City but may be an issue for Manchester United.

 

Tottenham’s desire to see Modric move away from the Premier League should he leave the club positions Real Madrid as a frontrunner for his signature, although their interest is far from concrete.

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