CHELSEA captain John Terry believes the potential signing of Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric would significantly enhance his club’s chances of regaining the Premier League title.
Modric has been the subject of two failed sub £30m bids this summer from the west London club with Spurs adamant that the Croatia playmaker will remain at White Hart Lane and honour the five-year contract extension he penned last summer.
But Terry, currently with the rest of his Chelsea team-mates in Kuala Lumpar as the Blues embark on the start of their four-game pre-season tour, is hopeful a deal can be struck.
“He’s very agile, very quick and a great finisher like we’ve seen over many years, said Terry. “He’s a world class player who is very difficult to play against. I know there are problems. It’s probably a little bit disrespectful towards Spurs. He has his own problems at the moment.
“We’ve got a good squad of players. If he comes he could certainly add to that.”
Terry has also been impressed by the sharpness of Fernando Torres in the early weeks of pre-season. The Spaniard scored just once following his £50m British record transfer in January, but Terry expects a much better return from him this time around.
Terry (right) said: “He backs himself. He feels fresh, he’s happy.
“He’s fully settled. I’m certainly looking for him to get double figures goals wise this season.”