Andre Villas-Boas has admitted Luka Modric is likely to leave Tottenham this summer, with Real Madrid linked with the Croatian playmaker.

Modric has also been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea - but Real Madrid are thought to be the frontrunners to sign the Croatian.

Arsenal scout Giles Grimandi has admitted new signing Olivier Giroud was signed to potentially compensate for Robin van Persie's departure.

Elsewhere, Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool fans it could take years before the club are once again challenging for major honours.


In today's transfer news, Paris Saint-Germain have launched an ambitious £47m double swoop for Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Yahoo!)

Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out a move for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, with Newcastle and West Ham keen on the towering Geordie. (ESPN)

And finally, Manchester United have been warned that target Axel Witsel is not for sale by Benfica sporting director Rui Costa. (

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