Real Madrid has an advantage and is already negotiating the signing of Luka Modric. The player, whose contract with Tottenham remains until June 30, 2016, is a lover of the Spanish League and would love to be part of the Mourinho's team and, most importantly, has already reached an agreement with the white club that includes contract length and salary to be earned. Tottenham, in return, would like to sign Nuri Sahin and about 25 million euros more, and they have made known it to Real Madrid.
Nuri Sahin cost 10 million euros and is valued highly by Mourinho despite the injury and adaptation problems that Turkish has had, but could be sacrificed for the transfer of Modric. Until Tottenham has asked for him in the operation, the Portuguese coach considered Sahin as the covert signing of the summer.
In any case, there are still many things to be specified before Modric can confirm his new team. In fact, Modric's family and friends have asked him to wait for a powerful offer from Manchester United because they believe he would play there from day one and would be a permanent starter, while in Madrid, they say, is not sure.
The sale of Modric is a clear change in the attitude of Daniel Levy, the chairman of Tottenham and one of the most astute leaders of the Premier. Last year he told Redknapp that Tottenham did not sale Modric because they needed him to try to fight for the top four places and, despite offers and Chelsea's pressure, the president did not change his mind. But this summer, after failing to qualify for the Champions League, Levy changed his mind and meets this week with the agents of the player. Levy has received a message loud and clear form Modric: I want to go. If Villas-Boas becomes the coach of the London club, will try to convince Modric to stay. Maybe he is late. Modric is tired of losing.
Modric awaits news about his future on the Adriatic coast, where he is vacationing with his wife and son. The player is in constant contact with his agent, but shuns the press to avoid any misunderstanding that might hinder the operation.