Report: Spurs seek Modric exchange

According to the Daily Express, Luka Modric's transfer from Tottenham may see Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin and Ricardo Carvalho move the other way.

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Transfer speculation involving Modric has been commonplace this summer, with the Croatian expected to leave Tottenham for one of the big two in La Liga, Barcelona or Real Madrid. Although the White Hart Lane faithful are hoping Modric stays with the club, it appears increasingly unlikely as Spurs have neither Champions League football nor an influential manager to convince their talismanic playmaker of future silverware.

Croatian legend Davor Suker has encouraged Modric to move to the Santiago Bernabeu instead of the Camp Nou, and it appears that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would also prefer to do business with Los Blancos. Newspaper The National reports that Levy is willing to enter negotiations with Real, if the Spanish club offer Sahin and Carvalho, in addition to a 25 million Euro bid.

Sahin has struggled to break into manager Jose Mourinho's starting eleven ever since his move to Spain from Borussia Dortmund, although he has insisted on several occasions that he intends to stay with Los Blancos. The Spanish club's board are also wary of holding on to an aging Carvalho and may be tempted to cash in on the Portuguese in the near future.

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