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Tottenham broke agreement, claims Luka Modric

Tottenham broke agreement, claims Luka Modric

Tottenham will stand firm on their refusal to sell Luka Modric - even after his claim that chairman Daniel Levy reneged on an agreement by rejecting a £22m bid from Chelsea.

BBC Sport understands Spurs will insist there was no agreement made between Modric and Levy.

Modric said: "Last summer [Levy] said we would find a satisfactory agreement if a club like Chelsea came in.

"I hope eventually we go our separate ways in an appropriate manner."

Modric's representative told BBC Sport on Thursday that he would not ask for a transfer, but the 25-year-old made his discontent clear in an interview with Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.

Chelsea retain an interest in Modric and their need for increased midfield reinforcements is now more urgent after Michael Essien suffered another knee injury in training.

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Now Levy doesn't want to talk to me and said there is no possibility that I can leave Spurs.

Luka Modric

Modric's criticism will not force a change in policy from Levy, who remains adamant no price could tempt him to sell despite what appears to be his increasing dissatisfaction.

"A lot has been published in the press about the meeting with Levy, who gave the public a twisted account of what happened," Modric said.

"I must say that I am genuinely disappointed about what Levy said to me. He didn't care about what I was telling him. It all only convinced me further that I was right to consider moving on to another club.

"I reminded the chairman of our gentlemen's agreement when we were in Dubrovnik last summer and I agreed a contract extension with Tottenham. Then I had an open chat with Levy - that if a bigger club came in with a concrete offer, we would consider it and agree the best solution for all concerned.

"The chairman said, 'OK, we'll sit and talk [about any offers]'. Now Levy doesn't want to talk to me and said there is no possibility that I can leave Spurs.

"He threatened me - he said if I didn't accept the club's stance, they would make me sit on the bench or in the stands."

Posted on Monday 11th July 2011

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