Chelsea still hope to land Luka Modric before the start of the new season.
The Blues spent much of last summer chasing the Croatian international, who was equally as interested in signing for the Stamford Bridge club.
Tottenham Hotspur, though, simply refused to sell their star playmaker, but there is a general consensus that they will relent this stance this year.
Real Madrid are favourites to seal a £30million deal for Modric, but the Daily Mail claim Chelsea will make an eleventh hour bid to take the 26-year-old.
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