Captain John Terry praises Chelsea target Luka Modric

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric
Modric has scored 12 goals for Spurs since signing in 2008

Chelsea captain John Terry says Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric would be a great signing for the club.

Modric, 25, is thought to have handed in a transfer request at Spurs after they turned down an improved second £27m bid from the Blues.

"He's a world-class player who is very difficult to play against," said Terry.

"He's agile, quick and a great finisher like we've seen over many years. We've got a good squad. If he comes, he could certainly add to that."

Spurs have told Modric, who captained his side in the 1-1 draw with Orlando Pirates on Tuesday, that he is not going anywhere.

However, the Croatian's name continues to be linked with Chelsea.

Terry added: "He has his own problems at the moment. It's probably a little bit disrespectful to Spurs... [to talk about the situation]"

Terry was speaking during Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia. The club will play a Malaysian All-Star XI on Thursday before taking part in a similar match in Thailand three days later.