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Harry Redknapp Rejects Luka Modric Tottenham Transfer Request

White Hart Lane boss will scupper any Stamford Bridge deal.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has rejected a transfer request from midfielder Luka Modric.

The 25-year-old has publicly declared his interest in joining rivals Chelsea, but the Spurs hierarchy are determined not to let him leave.

The Blues have already had two bids of £22million and £27million rejected by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy but are thought to be preparing another offer.

Reports this morning claim Modric has submitted a transfer request to force a move through.

The Croatia international has accused Levy of “twisting the facts” concerning the details of talks between the pair about his future last week.

But Redknapp insists that will not change the club’s stance as he is not for sale.

“We know he wants to leave and whether he writes it down on a piece of paper doesn’t really make any difference to our stance,” Redknapp told BBC Sport.

“He’s a great player and we don’t want to lose him.”

Despite the stand-off Modric is joining his team-mates on a pre-season tour in South Africa.

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