I had a quick thought while reading the paper round on Eurosport news, as something that we were trying to put to the back of our minds might have an effect on our summer transfers!
We have probably all read the rumours that André Villas-Boas is close to being appointed as Tottenham's next Manager, but not all of us would have considered exactly what this means for CFC. Sure, it will mean that Tottenham will have important information on how Chelsea operate, or at least on our players and some of the more closely held tactics of the team, but this isn't what I'm referring to.
I'm talking about the fact that AVB's signing at Tottenham will relinquish Chelsea of having to pay the rest of his £100,000 per week deal over the next 25 months, meaning Chelsea will have close to another £11 Million on our books. This means we could very easily put another £11 million onto our bid for Modric.
This means that a prompt AVB signing will allow Chelsea to move in on Modric sooner, with a higher bid, that Daniel Levy is likely to find harder to resist.