Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said the club's asking price for Luka Modric has yet to be met, and if that remains the case he expects the Croatia international to return to first-team training.
For the second successive summer Modric has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, with Spanish giants Real Madrid reportedly heading the queue for the 26-year-old.
However, no interested party has yet come up with an offer to match Spurs' valuation of the playmaker.
Villas-Boas said of the former Dinamo Zagreb player: "He's been training separately still, it's important for Luka to feel mentally ready to come back to first-team training.
"It's important because these boys (team-mates) are at a different level in terms of preparation, concentrating and commitment."
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