Modric will go on pre-season tour
Luka Modric will fly out to South Africa with Tottenham on Wednesday for their pre-season tour.
Last Updated: 13/07/11 9:05am
Luka Modric will fly out to South Africa with Tottenham on Wednesday for their pre-season tour, despite Chelsea's on going pursuit of his services.
There had been suggestions the wantaway midfielder might not travel with his team-mates after Chelsea's latest £27million bid.
But Modric's representative Nikki Arthur Vuksan has confirmed his client's participation on the trip.
"Of course Luka will be going to South Africa," he said.
"He is a Tottenham player and he has a contract there."
Chelsea had a bid of £22million rejected earlier in the summer for the Croatia international, who is just 14-months into a six-year deal.
There had been fears the 25-year-old may not go on the tour as relations between him and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy looked increasingly strained.
Modric had accused Levy of being "arrogant" in a Croatian newspaper and feels he has reneged on a gentleman's agreement to let him leave if a bigger club came in with a suitable offer.
Having tasted UEFA Champions League football with Tottenham last season, the Chelsea target craves it again after Harry Redknapp's team failed to qualify for this term's competition.
However, Levy is adamant he wants to keep Modric, despite the former Dinamo Zagreb man describing his proposed move to Stamford Bridge as a "dream".
Modric will now join the rest of his team-mates on the tour where they will play in a tournament with the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. They will play their first match on Saturday.