Luke Modric to Be Next Traitor of North London Derby as He Could Join Arsenal

Chelsea look to have filled their midfield void with the impending transfer of Juan Mata from Valencia. The Spaniard should be debuted to the Blues faithful in the coming days and will most likely end the speculation of Luka Modric moving across the City.

However, the ending of one London transfer saga for the Tottenham player could signal the start of another one as Arsenal could possibly look to the Croatian play maker to fill the role of Samir Nasri in the Gunners Line-up.

Much of Arsenal's transfer speculation is hinging on them qualifying for the Champions League. They travel to Udinese on Thursday afternoon, and a loss could end much of their chances at high profile talent while a victory could almost guarantee at least two new signings before the window closes.

Modric still is looking for a way out, and Harry Redknapp has admitted that selling the player could actually strengthen his club in the long run.

The only sticking point could be the price of the 25-year old as Arsene Wenger much prefers value priced talent that he can mold into his squad, but the signing of Modric could take upwards of £25 million out of the believed influx of funds from Cesc Fabregas and possibly Samir Nasri that would total around £60 million.

With another £35 million left over I think it is safe to say that Wenger should splurge on the Croatian if he so chooses as he is one of the possibly long term replacements the Gunners could snag in the remaining days of the window.

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