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.