Redknapp: Luka to get new deal

Modric was keen to leave Spurs during the transfer window after
being the subject of bids from Chelsea, but Levy repeatedly
insisted that the Croatia international was not for sale. The
25-year-old was affected by the speculation about his future, but
Redknapp feels Modric can now focus on playing following the close
of the transfer window. Redknapp is also anticipating talks
regarding an improved contract for Modric, who is already tied to a
long-term deal at White Hart Lane. Good offer “Luka will just get
on with it – the chairman will sit down and discuss his contract
and make a deal,” said Redknapp after Modric started Saturday’s 2-0
win at Wolves. “We are looking to make him a good offer. The
transfer window being shut now makes my job easier because he has
to just get on with playing.” Redknapp also confirmed that Giovani
dos Santos rejected the opportunity to join Udinese in the summer
as he was holding out for a move to Sevilla. Dos Santos recently
revealed he was disappointed and angry that he failed to secure a
switch to Sevilla, but appeared as a late substitute in the victory
at Wolves. “Gio wanted to move but we couldn’t let him go,” said
Redknapp. “We had a £13m offer from Udinese with £10m
down and the rest in do-able bonuses with a big sell-on, but he
wouldn’t go. “He wanted to go to Seville who were offering around
£3m. You can’t blame the chairman for not letting him go. Gio
is a talent with a big part to play. “Only him and Luka are here
now out of the lads who wanted to leave.”