AVB: Modric can go 'for right price'

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he wants to sign Emmanuel Adebayor and Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.

In his first interview since joining the north London club, Villas-Boas also revealed that he's not interested in bringing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll to White Hart Lane, and that Luka Modric could be on his way out of Tottenham, but only "for the right price".

The new Spurs boss admitted that negotiations regarding Modric were ongoing, suggesting that Joao Moutinho could join the club as a replacement for the Croatian star.

"The interest that we have from various different clubs shows the importance of the player [Modric] and what he's done for Tottenham," said Villas-Boas. "Ongoing discussions will continue with these clubs until we reach an agreement which is acceptable for each party."

The diminutive Spurs playmaker was in great form for the north London club last season and has been courted by a number of top clubs, including Villas-Boas' previous employers Chelsea. But the new Tottenham chief also paid tribute to Emmanuel Adebayor's performances for Spurs last year, and revealed he would be looking to bring the City striker back next season.

"Adebayor is another player who was important for Spurs last season and it will be a lie if I say we are not looking for a striker and Ade is part of that list," said AVB.

But it turns out that his list does not include Liverpool forward Andy Carroll. The Anfield club are reportedly keen to send the England striker out on loan, but Villas-Boas insisted he is not interested in signing Carroll.

"I'm not sure of Liverpool's intentions on Andy Carroll but it's certainly not a player we are looking for," said the Tottenham manager.

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