Transfer Tracker: Luka Modric, Carlos Tevez, Joey Barton, Scott Sinclair
Mark it down on the calendar. On Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, the B/R Transfer Tracker lost a dear friend.
Luka Modric has finally left us.
Modric is on his way to Real Madrid after a protracted summer transfer saga. Tottenham Hotspur supporters may now grind their teeth.
Elsewhere, the BRTT has updates on Carlos Tevez, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Joseph Barton and Scott Sinclair.
Read on for all the details.
Luka Modric Headed to Real Madrid as Spurs Target Six
Luka Modric is finally heading to Real Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspur announced on the club's official website that the two sides have agreed to a deal for the transfer of the Croatia international. Also included was an announcement that the two clubs are entering a "partnership agreement" (TottenhamHotspur.com).
Modric, a 26-year-old midfielder, had been linked with Real all summer. He did not play in either of Tottenham's first two Premier League matches this season. He joined Spurs from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008.
BBC Sport reports that the transfer fee is somewhere close to £30 million.
Meanwhile, Metro reports that Spurs want to spend £50 million before Friday's transfer deadline, with "six top targets" having been chosen. Two of the biggest names are Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Willian and Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.
Can't Say No to AC Milan
Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has hinted he would like a transfer to AC Milan, saying, "You cannot say no to Milan." (Telefoot via Goal.com)
Yanga-Mbiwa, a 23-year-old French international defender, has been linked with Milan this summer. Arsenal are also thought to be interested in a £7 million move (Metro).
Carlos Tevez Wants Long Manchester City Stay?
Carlos Tevez has committed his future to Manchester City (AFP via Sydney Morning Herald).
Tevez, a 28-year-old Argentine forward, spent most of last season out of City's squad after famously refusing to enter a Champions League match as a substitute against Bayern Munich. Speculation about his future raged during the winter transfer window, but no deal happened.
Now Tevez is saying he could stay at City after his current contract expires.
"Yeah, I'd have no problem staying," said Tevez. "I have two years on my contract and, yeah, I could stay longer."
Joey Barton Rages, Looks to Marseille
Barton, a 29-year-old English midfielder, is serving a 12-match ban following his actions in QPR's loss to Manchester City on the final day of last season. In a 15-tweet rampage, Barton criticized QPR and revealed his desire to leave and join Marseille.
Click over to Barton's official Twitter account to read the tweets for yourself.
Marseille have not commented.
Scott Sinclair Set for Manchester City?
Scott Sinclair could complete his transfer to Manchester City on Tuesday (Daily Mail).
Sinclair, a 23-year-old midfielder, would leave Swansea City in a deal reportedly worth £6.2 million. He would be City's second major signing of the summer, after Jack Rodwell joined from Everton.
Sinclair joined Swansea from Chelsea in 2010.