White Hart Lane set for a busy day.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp insists Luka Modric will stay at the club but expects several arrival and departures on deadline day.
The 25-year-old has been the centre of Britain’s biggest transfer saga of the summer with Chelsea keen to acquire his services.
The Blues have had several bids rejected for the Croatia international and are expected to make another approach before tonight’s window closes at 11pm.
But Redknapp said he was “one million per cent” convinced chairman Daniel Levy would not sell Modric.
“No, that won’t happen,” he told Sky Sports News. “One million per cent.”
Peter Crouch could be among the players leaving Tottenham today though, with Redknapp confirming QPR and Sunderland are interested in the England striker.
“There’s three or four clubs wanting him and he wants to play football,” Redknapp said. “He’s too good not to play. He’s an outstanding player.”
Tottenham have been linked with a late move for Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill, and Redknapp did not deny an interest.
“I’ve always been an admirer of Gary Cahill,” he said. “We’ve got to wait and see. We do need to shift one or two. So we’ll see how the day pans out.
“I’m sure the chairman will be busy on the phone all day today.
“David Bentley needs to move. David’s got great ability. I think he could go somewhere. He could do a great job for someone I’m sure.”
If enough players leave, Redknapp confirmed he could bring in a couple of new faces. Joe Cole, linked with French club Lille, could yet be among the additions.
“I love Joe,” said Redknapp, who had the midfielder with him at West Ham earlier in their careers.
“I think he’s a fantastic player. The problem with Joe is we’ve got too many players to fit into our squad.
“There may be three or four out. There won’t be three or four in. There might be one or two still. We’ll wait and see.”