EXCLUSIVE: Spurs willing to sell Modric AND Bale
Published 23:02 30/05/11 By Darren Lewis
Tottenham are willing to cash in on star playmaker Luka Modric at the right price - but would only allow Gareth Bale to leave for a staggering £50million.
The north Londoners have so far been adamant that the 25-year-old Croatian is going nowhere amid interest from Chelsea and, more significantly, Manchester United.
But privately, MirrorFootball understands, they would allow Modric to leave if they were to receive an offer of £20m-£25m from a Champions League club.
The revelation is eye-catching, given that they themselves paid £16m for him three years ago and also given that the club are going to be battling to break back into the top four.
In 2008, Modric signed a six-year contract and, such have been the quality of his performances, he signed another improved six-year deal 12 months ago.
Speaking earlier this month, the versatile midfielder said: “‘You can’t predict things in football because anything can happen. But I am enjoying it here.
"The fans are amazing, the club is amazing. There are Croatians here. I really do enjoy it here.
"I’m not missing anything. I think this club can achieve a lot of great things. I think we can challenge for the Premier League and the cups.
“Like I said, you never know what is going to happen. You can say you are staying and then you leave. But I am happy here and I am not thinking about leaving.”
Tottenham have already had approaches for Bale, with Manchester United being linked with the 21-year-old following his heroics in the Champions League.
But Spurs are demanding top dollar for the Welsh wonder, who is also raid to be on the radar of the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan.
Should they receive an offer they cannot refuse, Tottenham would use the cash to reinvest in the team with striker Leandro Damiao of Brazilian side Internacional among those on their hit-list.