Modric looked set to quit Spurs for Chelsea a year ago under the then management of Harry Redknapp, and this summer appears keen on a switch to Spanish champions Real Madrid. 

Luka Modric

Reports have suggested that the Croatia international has failed to travel with Spurs on the tour of the United States — something Villas-Boas has alluded to in the Spanish press yesterday. Speaking to AS, he is reported as saying: “Modric is wrong. This will go against him. He has worsened the situation with what he’s doing and now the chairman (Daniel Levy) is very angry.”

Andre Villas-Boas

Villas-Boas admitted it would be a major loss if Modric leaves: “I tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea. He will be a big loss.”