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Chelsea weigh up third Modric bid

Chelsea are weighing up another bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric the club’s chief executive Ron Gourlay has told reporters.

The Blues have already had two offers for the Croatia midfielder, of £22 million and £27 million respectively, rejected by Spurs and the North London club have repeatedly insisted that the 25-year-old is not for sale.

However, Modric himself is reported to have handed in a transfer request after accusing Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy of going back on a gentleman’s agreement to allow him to join a club playing in this year’s Champions League.

Gourlay has said that he will now sit down with Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas and discuss the possibility of tabling a third bid for Modric. ‘I don't like talking about players from other clubs, but that's something we'll look at during the week and we'll take it from there’, Gourlay told reporters at the end of Chelsea’s Asian tour.

‘We really need to sit down with André and talk this through. Even though we've been travelling away, you can still be active in the marketplace nowadays. The communication is always there with our guys back in London or wherever they are at the present time around the world,’ Gourlay added.

Chelsea have been relatively quiet during the summer transfer window, to date the club has signed teenage goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona midfielder Oriol Romeu, with Villas-Boas keen to assess his playing squad before making any marquee signings.

The Blues performed well during their time in Asia winning the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong yesterday while improving their performances with each game. However, Modric, a proven Premier League performer, would definitely add the creative spark which was lacking from Chelsea’s midfield for much of last season.

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