Modric set to sign new Spurs deal
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric has agreed terms on a new deal with the club, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.
It is believed that Modric will put pen to paper in the summer, in the process becoming Spurs' first £100,000-a-week player. The contract is incentivised, with Modric only able to net the maximum amount if the Londoners finish in the top four of the Premier League.
Last summer Modric was the subject of three bids from Chelsea, and at the time admitted he wanted to leave White Hart Lane in order to play Champions League football. He was so unsettled that he allegedly refused to play against Manchester United during August.
But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who was helped by the fact Modric is contracted until 2016, refused to let the player go - and Levy now appears to have won the battle for the 26-year-old's signature. Tottenham hope the player will add an extra year to his existing deal.
Spurs' impressive form in the league this season has apparently caused the Croatia international to change his mind. Tottenham, unbeaten in eight league games, are level on points with Chelsea and have a game in hand on their London rivals.
Modric, who joined Tottenham in 2008 after leaving Dinamo Zagreb, has played nine times in the Premier League this season, contributing one goal and one assist.