Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric wanted away from White hart Lane last summer but bids from Chelsea were turned down. Chairman Daniel Levy rejected the offers form Chelsea when their current manager Villas-Boas was in charge. However it seems Villas-Boas and Daniel Levy’s stance has changed some what with the manager admitting that the player could leave if an adequate price was met.
“We have to try to put Tottenham on the road for titles,” Said Villas-Boas. “The interest that we have from various different clubs shows the importance of the player and what he’s done for Tottenham. It’s fair to say that the club respects Luka’s ambitions and his willingness to move on and he respects the fact that he’s an important player for the club and can help us move forward.
“Ongoing discussions will continue with these clubs until we reach an agreement which is acceptable for each party.”
Villas-Boas is already planning for Modric’s sale by lining up a bid for Porto player Joao Moutinho. He will need someone as creative as Modric who helped Harry Redknapp steer Spurs to two fourth place finishes.
He added: “Last year the squad started extremely well. The belief was there and the margin was there for Tottenham to win the title. If we are able to take the squad to the levels of ambition we want, it [the title] is something we can think of. We just have to continue with the quality work that Harry left us.”
Spurs gave their new manager a 3 year contract after Redknapp was sacked in June.
Villas-Boas, 34, signed a three-year contract earlier this month to succeed Redknap. He was sacked by Chelsea despite his success with Porto but Villas-Boas said: “I think it’s excellent for Chelsea to have won a trophy they have desired for so many years. I’m just grateful that I was able to work there and in some way put it on the road to that.”
There have been plenty of rumours about who will be his signings from replacing Brad Friedel to keeping Adebayor and obtaining Moutinho. He said: “He was one of the most important players in Euro 2012, he had a fantastic tournament and he’s an important player for Porto. It doesn’t mean he is the only target but he’s someone we look on with interest. Adebayor is another player who was important for last season and it will be a lie if I say we are not looking for a striker. Ade is part of that list.”
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