Spurs to open £40m midfielder talks - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to open contract talks with Luka Modric over a new £80,000 deal at White Hart Lane.

The Croatian international was heavily linked with a move away from Spurs this summer, with Chelsea making a well-publicised move for the player in the later stages of the transfer window. Chairman Daniel Levy stood firm, rejecting an offer in the region of £40 million from Andre Villas-Boas.

And now claims that fresh contract talks will begin between Tottenham Hotspur and Modric, with the club set to offer the player in the region of £80,000-a-week.

The 26-year-old admitted it would be a 'dream' to join the Blues at the time, with the player refusing to play against Manchester United in the opening game of the season amidst speculation of a move.

However, Modric has since knuckled down for Spurs, scoring the opening goal in a 4-0 win over Liverpool in north London last weekend.

Harry Redknapp recently acknowledged that Tottenham Hotspur would have to give the player a pay rise to justify keeping him with the club, and a source close to the club confirmed that a new deal was essentially that.

"If he is worth £40 million then life tells you that you have to be paid accordingly,” said Redknapp recently.


“You have to look after the boy and I am sure we will do that. Hopefully, his future is here.

“This is a big club, a good club, I am sure the chairman will sit down and talk to him. We have got to convince him that his future is here and make it right for the boy, which is only fair and I am sure he will.”

£80,000 would make the player Spurs' highes-paid player, ahead of Rafael Van der Vaart and William Gallas.

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