Defoe: Modric talk to continue

Modric was at the centre of one of the biggest transfer sagas of
the summer, with Chelsea seeing at least three bids rejected for
the wantaway Spurs playmaker, the last reportedly valued at
£40million. The speculation drove Tottenham boss Harry
Redknapp to distraction, causing him to brand the pre-season as his
worst ever in management. And striker Defoe today warned of more
misery to come in January, telling talkSPORT: “There’s always
speculation – it’s part and parcel of the game – and it will start
again in January.” Modric was desperate to join Chelsea and accused
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy of reneging on a promise to let him
leave. Team-mate Defoe added: “We just wanted the window to close,
and he’s here now and that’s that. “He’s just got to be
professional. You can’t go into games sulking because you’ll get
found out and let the team down. “But Luka’s a good professional
and, if you didn’t know there was speculation about him going and
you saw him about the place, you’d never know. “He’s been good. In
pre-season, maybe other players would have said, ‘I’ve got an
injury and I don’t want to play’, but he didn’t do that and I don’t
think there’s many players who would have done that. “Chelsea’s a
massive club and there was an opportunity for him but it didn’t
happen and now he’s got to get on with playing football because
he’s a big player for us.”