Luka Modric Out For Tottenham Vs. Manchester United

Injured? Kept out for further transfer dealings? For whatever reason, Luka Modric will not play Monday for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United

Sick of Luka Modric conspiracy theories? Sorry, but today is not your day. Earlier today, Sky Sports published a story stating that Chelsea are still interested in acquiring the services of Modric. This is news to exactly no one. Whether or not they will make another bid and whether or not Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy will consider that bid remains to be seen, but we know that Chelsea are interested in the player.

The real piece of news and the real story in this report is not the 'transfer rumor' part, but the note about Modric and his status for Monday night's game. Our little playmaker may actually be sick or injured, but the conspiracy theories will be rolling in after this bit of news was dropped.

Sky Sports News also understands that Modric will play no part in Tottenham's opening Premier League game of the campaign at Manchester United on Monday night.

This is news to all of us, who were lead to believe that after being left out of the Europa League match against Hearts, Tottenham would be part of the 18-man squad against United. That is no longer the case.

When the chairman says a player is not for sale, it would be nice to take him for his word and take his statements at face value. However, anyone who remembers the Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane transfer sagas, as well as similar situations with other teams and players in recent years, knows that nothing is set in stone. Until September 1, I'm treating everyone like a liar.

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