White Hart Lane boss denies playmaker could be on his way to the Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp insists midfielder Luka Modric is not for sale despite the club receiving a £22million bid from Chelsea.
The 25-year-old was one of the stars of Spurs’ season and his form has not gone unnoticed with Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as he Blues, keen on signing him.
Yesterday Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, met Pini Zahavi, the super-agent who has acted for Chelsea in the past.
Redknapp believes selling Modric or Gareth Bale would send the wrong message to the existing players and potential new recruits about the club’s ambition of qualifying for the Champions League again.
The boss says he has received an assurance from chairman Daniel Levy that Modric would not be sold amid growing interest from the two Manchester clubs.
“I’ve spoken to Daniel and he does not want to sell,” Redknapp said. “Luka hasn’t got a price. Daniel does not want to consider it.
“Offering £22 million was a joke anyway, ridiculous. There are people being sold for £20 million who are not fit to lace Luka’s boots. He is not for sale. Luka is not complaining, he is happy.
“I love Luka but if we are looking to push on and compete then we need to add to the squad with two or three players.
“Manchester City finished three points behind us last year and spent £140 million to get above us. Liverpool finished four points behind us this season and have spent fortunes.”
“He got a new contract last year but it is up to Daniel if he wants to do a new deal.