Just when you thought everything had gone quiet on the Luka Modric to Chelsea front another story comes floating to the surface.
The latest story in today’s Daily Mail says that Chelsea are prepared to offer Spurs Yossi Benayoun as part of any deal for Luka Modric. When you sit down and think about it for a minute it does make some sense as Spurs will be without the injured midfield duo of Steven Pienaar and Sandro for the next couple of months.
One player who will not want Benayoun to leave is Fernando Torres, as according to reports from the pre-season games he has looked at his best when the midfielder has been playing.
Benayoun was injured for nearly all of last season, but now he is back to full fitness he has just started to show signs of the form that resulted in him moving to Stamford Bridge.
Luka Modric is a great player, but is he really that great? Do Chelsea need to sacrifice someone of Benayoun’s quality in exchange for Modric? Everybody will have their own opinion, but the one that matters most is that of manager Andre Villas-Boas. Perhaps AVB sees Modric as the missing piece in the puzzle that is Fernando Torres, but that piece may already be staring him in the face in the shape of Yossi Benayoun.