PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has praised Tottenham’s Luka Modric but deflected questions as to whether he will make an offer for the Croatia playmaker
Modric has been strongly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer and has impressed for both Spurs and his country at the European Championship, attracting the likes of Real Madrid, who are thought to be in pole position for the 26-year-old’s signature.
PSG are one of the only clubs in Europe with the funds able to challenge the Spanish giants, having launched a spending spree last season under their new Qatari owners which still failed to deliver the Ligue 1 title.
And Ancelotti has now declared his admiration for Modric, a player he knows well from his time in England with Chelsea.
“I did not need to see him at the Euro to know how much talent he has,” said the Italian.
“I knew his capabilities before. Now he has confirmed his high quality for those who did not know.”
Pressed on the likelihood of a move for the 26-year-old, though, he told AS.com: “I know that is what matters most now, but I am sorry to disappoint you. I cannot speak publicly about the transfer market.
“You have to understand that it would be foolish of me to speak openly about our objectives and movements in relation to quality players.”