A few weeks ago, Spurs were linked with a £16m move for highly rated Russian international Alan Dzagoev amidst claims by his agent and father than contact had been made.
“I don’t know if he will stay at CSKA. There are offers — from Spurs and other foreign clubs,” Dzagoev senior said at the time.
The story went quiet for a long time but reports in Italy are now suggesting that Spurs are about to go in with a definitive bid, irrespective of whether the Modric transfer goes through.
The key however could be that Luka deal and if the Croatian somehow ends up staying, then it’s more than likely that any link with Dzagoev will fail to progress beyond ‘paper talk’.