After spending all season publicly committing his future to Tottenham Hotspur, following the signing of a massive contract last summer, Luka Modric has confirmed that it is possible he will leave the club this summer in a bid to secure Champions League football.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been an admirer of the player for some time and appears to be a natural replacement for Paul Scholes, who announced his retirement today.

Some sources have suggested that Spurs won’t entertain offers below their £40m evaluation.

“Everybody wants to know what will happen with me,” he said. “I’m trying to stay calm as my national team has a really important match coming. So I will tell you the same as all ways – my club status is the same as it was before. But of course, if there will be an offer which will be good for Tottenham and for me also, then a transfer is of course possible. That doesn’t mean that I’m bothered with leaving Tottenham – I’m not thinking about that every hour and every minute. I’m happy at White Hart Lane – my status is great, the fans like me and I do have everything I need. But then again – when you experience playing in Champions League, you want to keep playing in this tournament.”