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“I’d Be Telling Lies If I Said He’s Happy And He Doesn’t Want To Go”

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists want-away Luka Modric will remain at White Hart Lane next season, but admitted the midfielder is wanting a move away from the club.

The Croatian international has already stated his desire to join Chelsea this summer and reports indicate the move could see the player treble his wages.

The 25-year old meet with Chairman Daniel Levy yesterday and was told he will not be sold to Chelsea or any other club interested in signing him. Redknapp again made it clear Modric is staying put:

“He’s always been committed to Tottenham. He loves playing here and he’s a great player for us,” he told Sky Sports News.

“It’s a difficult situation for him and I understand where he’s coming from. We can’t kid ourselves, if someone is going to double or treble your wages, it’s difficult. But he signed a contract here, we love him here and we want him here.

“We don’t want to sell our best players. We are looking to build a team not tear a team to pieces. He’s a massive part of that, we need him here, he’s a special player for us.

“He’s going to remain here, but there is no point me saying he’s walked in here today and everything is great, he’s happy and he’s going to stay. The kid is a bit confused at the moment and it’s not been easy for him,” he added.

“I’d be telling you lies if I said he’s happy and he doesn’t want to go and play for whoever wants him – I think there are three or four of the top five that want him. But we want to keep him here.

“The chairman wants to keep him, I want to keep him and we need him if we’re going to progress. We need him and, as he said to me this morning, we need to add to him.”

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