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Rafael Van der Vaart: Spurs don't need Luka Modric to make top 4

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun159 hits

RAFAEL VAN DER VAART fears Luka Modric will quit Tottenham - but insists Spurs can challenge for the top four without him.With Chelsea preparing an improved £30million bid for the unsettled Modric, Monday's trip to Old Trafford could be the Croatian midfielder's last game in a Spurs shirt. Van der Vaart said: "There is a lot of speculation about Luka and we don't know when he is going to...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku seals £18m Chelsea switch

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by The Sun140 hits

CHELSEA expect to finally seal the £18million arrival of Romelu Lukaku today.Then they will move to sign Belgian, Genk winger Kevin de Bruyne. Striker Lukaku, 18, has not officially completed his move from Anderlecht despite training with Andre Villas-Boas' squad for the past week. But all the red tape should sorted today, making him eligible for his debut at home to West Brom on Saturd...Full Story »

Chelsea are going back with £30million for Luka Modric

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by The Sun140 hits

CHELSEA are going back to Tottenham with a £30million bid for Luka Modric.New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is concerned by the lack of pace in his midfield - which he felt was shown up in Sunday's goalless draw at Stoke. Chelsea will offer £30m cash or £27m plus Yossi Benayoun. SunSport understands the midfielder is not against a move to White Hart Lane. The bid is a consider...Full Story »

Chelsea ready to pull the plug on Luka Modric swoop

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by hits

BAD LUK ... Blues are cooling on Mod Chelsea might pull the plug on moves to sign Spurs star Luka Modric. New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is in the market for a midfielder but Tottenham rejected their £27million offer for the Croatian. But Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: "Most clubs don't want to talk about players they are interested in but the Modric situation became public. "We di...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku is pinching himself over dream move to Chelsea

Posted Monday, August 08, 2011 by hits

ROMELU LUKAKU reckons he is joining his dream team after Chelsea agreed a deal to sign the Anderlecht striker. The Blues' long pursuit of Lukaku, 18, finally paid off last night when they announced they were poised to sign him, subject to the player passing a medical and accepting terms. Lukaku, who is valued at between £15million and £20m, made no secret of the fact he was a Chels...Full Story »

Chelsea reaches agreement with Anderlecht for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Anderlecht has announced that it has reached an accord with Chelsea for the transfer of young forward Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian outfit announced on its official website. Although the finer details of the move are yet to be confirmed by either club, the 18-year-old will join Andre Villas-Boas' side once formalities and a medical have been finalized. A statement on Anderlecht's website read: "R...Full Story »

Chelsea agree deal to sign Lukaku from Anderlecht

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

BRUSSELS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Chelsea have agreed a deal with Anderlecht to sign 18-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian club said on its website on Saturday. Lukaku will join the Premier League club subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. “It’s a shame we have to let go of Romelu, who was scouted and trained by Anderlecht, but the transfer is a win-w...Full Story »

Anderlecht chief claims no agreement with Chelsea over 13 million euro transfer fee for Romelu Lukaku

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

Anderlecht director Herman Van Holsbeeck has said there is no agreement with Chelsea over his club's 13 million euro transfer fee demands for Romelu Lukaku, but has not ruled out a move in the near future.The Premier League club is expected to continue dialogue with the Belgian side over the 18-year-old, who has long been linked with a move to London.Lukaku has already started the season with hi...Full Story »

Chelsea go back in with new £30m bid for Luka Modric

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by The Sun107 hits

CHELSEA will make a third bid for Luka Modric this week.The Blues are set to improve their offer to £30million but insist they will not break the bank to sign the Croatian playmaker. Tottenham have already rejected raids of £22m and £27m from their London neighbours. Yet Chelsea are confident £30m will finally land their man - a figure that still falls way below Spurs bos...Full Story »

Anderlecht: No £20m bid from Chelsea for Lukaku

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by hits

Anderlecht have denied claims Chelsea have made a £20m offer for teenage sensation Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is a keen admirer of the stocky striker and has eulogised about him this summer, with the new boss eager to strengthen his squad, particularly up front. Dubbed the 'new Didier Drogba' thanks to his powerful build and scoring prowess, Lukaku is said to be ke...Full Story »

Chelsea's £30M wad for Luka Modric

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by hits

Above: Chelsea are set to make a final £30m offer for Luka Modric and will tell Tottenham: Take it or leave Chelsea are set to make a final £30m offer for Luka Modric and will tell Tottenham: Take it or leave it. Chelsea are refusing to give up their chase for the Croatian play-maker, despite Spurs’ insistence Luka Modric is not for sale. Chelsea have already bid £22m an...Full Story »

Harry wants Spurs ambition - Boss keen to keep top stars as Modric saga rumbles on

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by skysports.com91 hits

Modric: Wants to leave Spurs in order to play Champions League football Harry Redknapp wants Tottenham to show the ambition required to keep Luka Modric and his other key players happy. Redknapp is facing a battle to keep the Croatia playmaker at White Hart Lane after he expressed his desire to leave the club in order to play UEFA Champions League football. Chelsea have had two offers of ...Full Story »

Blue is the colour for Modric

Posted Sunday, June 19, 2011 by The Sun227 hits

TIME TO MOVE ON ... midfielder Luka Modric wants to complete a switch to Stamford Bridge LUKA MODRIC has stunned Tottenham by declaring: I want to join Chelsea. Spurs are determined to hang on to the Croatian playmaker despite firm interest from both the Blues and Premier League champions Manchester United. But Modric has made it clear he will ask club chairman Daniel Levy to sanction a mov...Full Story »

Modric not for sale at any price: Spurs chairman

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport25 hits

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy says the Premier League club will not sell midfielder Luka Modric to Chelsea or another suitor “at any price.” Modric, the Croatia international, has said he wants to leave for Chelsea but will not present a formal transfer request. The Stamford Bridge club is believed to have offered 22 million pounds ($35m). However, Levy said in a statement...Full Story »

Chelsea target Luka Modric open to Tottenham exit but £22m is far too low, representative says

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

A representative of Luka Modric has claimed that the player would be open to leaving Tottenham, but insists a mooted £22 million offer from Chelsea is some way short of the midfielder's value.On Wednesday night reports emerged that the Blues had made an offer of that amount for the Croat. BBC Sport quote representative Nikky Vukan as saying: "Luka is happy at Spurs but if an offer came in ...Full Story »

Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku hoping to seal £20m move to Chelsea

Posted Thursday, June 09, 2011 by theguardian.com147 hits

• Chelsea and Anderlecht delegation to thrash out deal• Blues want to sign Genk's Kevin de Bruyne Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku, dubbed the new Didier Drogba because of his physical power, wants to play for Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku hopes to finalise his dream £20m move to Chelsea on Saturday at a meeting between power-brokers in Monaco. The 18-year-old Anderlecht and Belgium strik...Full Story »

Spend big - or lose Luka

Posted Friday, June 03, 2011 by The Sun168 hits

LUKA MODRIC has told Spurs to make big signings this summer - or he could quit.The Croatian midfielder is a £25million target for the likes of Manchester United and mega-rich Manchester City.Modric, 25, signed a six-year deal last season and insists he is happy under boss Harry Redknapp.But loyalty comes at a price with the playmaker anxious to see how the club move forward from last seas...Full Story »

Agent claims Anderlecht starlet Lukaku is heading to the Premier League

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by hits

Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku is destined for the Premier League according to one of Europe's top football agents. Fabrizio Ferrari brokers deals for clubs in the striker's native Belgium, where he currently plays for Anderlecht, and in Italy where one one particular club is interested in the 17-year-old's services. "Juventus are interested in Lukaku but Anderlecht say they will sell him in t...Full Story »

Corluka out for a few weeks

Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 by Supersport.com126 hits

Tottenham Hotspur fullback Vedran Corluka is likely to miss several weeks of first-team action with an ankle injury sustained during Tuesday's stormy 1-0 Champions League victory against AC Milan in the San Siro. The Croatia international was carried off on a stretcher after being pole-axed by a wild two-footed tackle by Milan's former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini in the second half of...Full Story »

Tottenham’s Modric out for two weeks after surgery

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will be out for two weeks after having his appendix removed. He was “diagnosed with acute appendicitis after contacting our medical staff complaining of abdominal discomfort,” the club said on their website ( on Wednesday. The 25-year-old has been in good form again this se...Full Story »

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