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Redknapp Tells Levy Exactly How Spurs Can Keep Modric

Harry Redknapp wants Chairman Daniel Levy to offer want-away midfielder Luka Modric a new contract and sign some players in a bid to keep him at White Hart Lane this season.

The Croatian international is thought to be on around £50,000 a week with Chelsea offering the 25-year old a chance to treble his wages. Chelsea are still mulling over a potential third bid for Modric which is reported to be around £30million and Redknapp said:

“The chairman has to sit down and have a chat with him,” said the Spurs boss.

“They probably fell out a little bit over that first meeting.

“If they can have a meeting and resolve the whole situation and Daniel tells him we need him, he is important and that we are ambitious and will bring one or two players in, you might find the boy will be okay.

“The chairman has also said he will look at his contract in a month or two. He told me he would do that.”

If Modric does decide to stay in North London, the former Pompey manager firmly believes he’s the man to pick him up.

“If anyone can pick him up, I can,” said Redknapp. “I have a great relationship with him.

“People have to understand it is not an easy situation.

“If someone offered to treble anyone’s wages, they would find it difficult, wherever they worked. That is the situation the boy is in.

“If someone offers £150,000 a week rather than £50,000, you are going to have your head turned.

“Some players can handle it. I know players who have caused havoc in the dressing room in order to get a move. I have seen it so many times. But he wouldn’t cause anyone a problem.

“Let’s be truthful. He wanted to go, but he has just got confused with it all.”

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