With each transfer window it is inevitable for a player who has enjoyed a successful campaign to be targeted by the biggest and best clubs. Last summer, Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas looked destined to depart the Emirates for the glory of Barcelona, whilst this summer, Frenchman Samir Nasri is under intense speculation after his strong season for the Gunners.
Another player who has endured a whirlwind of speculations and headlines is Tottenham star Luka Modric. The coveted Croatian has enjoyed three strong seasons with the London club since joining from Dinamo Zagreb for £16.5 million; he has now become one of the most chased targets in the English Premier League.
A diminutive dynamo who is blessed with outstanding pace, work ethic and vision alongside a sublime passing range, the 25-year-old commanded a £22 million bid from Chelsea, which was subsequently rejected by Harry Redknapp. Furthermore, Manchester United and Manchester City have both expressed heavy desires to secure the Croatia international.
Tottenham have audaciously stated that an offer will have to be over £50 million to prize their fearless midfielder away, but it is believed that Modric is unhappy with the wage he is receiving at White Hart Lane. Chelsea, Manchester United and City are all capable of offering considerably higher than his £45,000 per week wage.
Tottenham are said to be willing to break their wage structure in order to satisfy Modric by offering a £75,000 per week wage; however, it is still unclear what will occur for the Croatian. Modric possesses the desire to continue playing UEFA Champions League football, something Tottenham fail to offer after their poor conclusion to 2010-11. The previously mentioned giants can all offer this luxury.
With the future of Modric so unclear, Bleacher Report established 10 bold predictions that will occur during this summer's transfer window for the diminutive playmaker.