Luka Modric explains why he didn’t join Chelsea from Tottenham in 2011 – despite Roman Abramovich’s “amazing” yacht

Luka Modric
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Luka Modric has revealed that Tottenham blocked his move to Chelsea in 2011 after he was invited for talks on Roman Abramovich’s superyacht. 

The Blues came knocking for the Croatia international at the end of the 2010/11 campaign, when he was named as Spurs’ player of the season.

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