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Carlo Ancelotti told me so over lunch, he says

Dinamo Zagreb vice-president Zdravko Mamic claims that Chelsea's top transfer target is Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

The 25-year-old Croatian came through the ranks at the Zagreb-based club, and spent six years plying his trade in the first team. And it is thought that Mamic was the one who carved out the playmaker's £16.5 million transfer to Spurs.

The midfielder had a difficult period early on in England, but has since made his mark as a top notch midfielder in the Premier League.

"I was with [Chelsea manager Carlo] Ancelotti for lunch. I was very proud when I heard what he said about Modric," Mamic told The Sun.

"Luka is top of his list, his first pick when it comes to new signings.

"I'm not Modric's agent, I am just his friend, but I am very proud.

"I don't want to say anything more because I don't want to upset my friends at Tottenham."

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