Luka Modrić would be perfect fit for Chelsea – Branislav Ivanović

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanović has urged Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Luka Modrić to join him at Stamford Bridge

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Luka Modrić has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in recent weeks PA Photos

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Branislav Ivanović has urged Luka Modrić to join Chelsea, claiming the Croatia playmaker would fit perfectly into Roberto Di Matteo’s plans.

The Spurs midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in recent months, speculation which has intensified following Harry Redknapp’s sacking.

The 26-year-old has most recently been linked with a move to La Liga champions Real Madrid, but Chelsea are still understood to be interested in tempting him across London after failing in their bid to sign him last summer.

And Blues defender Ivanović claims Modrić’s “exceptional quality” means he would be an instant success should he seal a move to Stamford Bridge.

“I don’t know much about it other than what I read in the media,” Ivanović told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.

“I know there was interest in the transfer window before. Chelsea as a team have needed a player with these qualities.

“He would fit in quickly and strengthen the squad. He has been in England a long time and knows about the way football is played on the island and the mentality of the players.

“He has exceptional quality, and moving to a bigger club is necessary for him to take the next step in his career. I think at Chelsea he would adapt instantly and become a better player. He should come to Chelsea – it won’t go wrong!”

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