Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levey promised Luka Modric he would be allowed to join Real Madrid this summer, according to Croatia manager Igor Stimac.

Modric has been attempting to manufacture a move to away from White Hart Lane this summer after publically stating he wished to leave the Premier League side.

Madrid have propelled themselves to the front of the queue for Modric, but a deal has yet to be agreed with Spurs, with Stimac stating Levy has broken promises over the move.

Luka Modric
Modric is trying push through an exit from Tottenham.

"Daniel Levy promised a year ago that if an offer from Madrid arrived he would let him go. And when the offer arrived he changed his opinion," Stimac told Spanish newspaper AS.

"I think that this guy tries to make himself famous in the world of football, but this isn't the way to do it.

"When you promise something you always need to fulfil it. It was the same with (Dimitar) Berbatov before he signed for Manchester United. He went there on August 31."

"He (Modric) has already made his decision and he's very clear about what he's going to do," he added.

"It's the only thing he wants, to go to Madrid.

"Luka is a very sincere person, very sensitive, but very tough as well. He is very keen to play at Real Madrid and, as well as that, he has the promise of Levy. I only hope that this promise ends up being fulfilled."

Modric handed in a transfer request last summer in order to force a move through to Chelsea, however Levy stood in his way as the midfielder rebuilt his bridges with Tottenham as they finished fourth in the Premier League.

However, the position did not constitute success for Spurs, with Chelsea, due to their Champions League success, replacing them for this season's Champions League, with Modric going without top level European football for a second consecutive year.

Tottenham subsequently sacked manager Harry Redknapp, and appointed Andre Villas-Boas as head coach, with the onus again on qualifying for Europe's premier club competition.