Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims that his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Harry Redknapp will sell Luka Modric after all.
It is widely known that Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas is interested in taking Modric away from White Hart Lane, but haggling over the price has delayed the prospective transfer.
Ferguson of course has experience in this area, having reluctantly sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid himself a few years ago.
“Tottenham have said they’re never going to sell him. That’s what Daniel Levy has said.
“But then you’ve a feeling if someone comes in with the right offer he will be sold, and that’s difficult for Harry, to work out Daniel Levy’s thinking.
“I know Harry wants to bring in a couple of players, no doubt about that, because what he has achieved the last couple of seasons has been brilliant. So it has been difficult for Harry getting through the summer not quite sure what’s going to happen.
“It could yet happen before the window closes he gets two or three players in, and I think he’s hoping for that. I listened to him on the radio saying he could get four players in for the money. That’s what he is thinking.
“In other words, giving him a bigger squad to compete in all the tournaments Spurs are in, and to challenge for the Premier League. So he was looking at improving his options.”