12 Jul 2012

Tottenham manager concedes losing star midfielder likely

5:16 pm on 12 July 2012

The new Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has conceded to the prospect of losing star midfielder Luka Modric in the summer transfer window.

Modric has been heavily linked to moving away from the North London club for the last two seasons with Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain believed to be possible suitors.

Villas-Boas says he wants players who want to play for Spurs and admits Modric's future will be decided by the club's chairman.

He says he believes Spurs can contest next season's English Premier League title.