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Tottenham’s Modric to Delay Decision on Contract, Mirror Reports

March 25, 2012

Tottenham’s Luka Modric will not sign a new contract until he knows who will be the club’s manager next season, with Harry Redknapp linked to role of England soccer coach, the Sunday Mirror reported.

Spurs rejected a 40 million-pound ($63.5 million) bid from Chelsea for the 26-year-old Croatian last year and has been working on a new six-year contract for Modric worth 140,000 pounds a week, the newspaper said, without citing anyone.

England’s Football Association is set to wait until the end of the Premier League season before making any approaches for a new manager, with Redknapp a leading candidate, the Mirror said.

Spurs will hold talks with Modric at the end of the month, but he will delay his decision on accepting a deal, the Mirror reported.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Cone at jcone@bloomberg.net


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