Harry: Star trio won’t be sold

Croatian star Modric has been strongly linked with a move

Manchester United as the Premier League champions seek a

replacement for Paul Scholes. But the Spurs boss has made it clear

the club must keep their star names at White Hart Lane if they’re

to finish in the top four next season. Redknapp told Sky Sports

News: “We are not selling Luka, we are not selling Gareth and we

are not selling Sandro. “We are looking to build a team at

Tottenham, not dismantle one. If we’re going to push on as a

football club we need to keep them players and we need to add one

or two other top players to them if we’re looking to have a chance

of ever getting back in the Champions League again. “So we’re not

looking to sell them players – that would be a massive backward

step for the club.” As regards speculation of a reported

£20million fee for Modric, he replied: “£20million for

Luka? They’ve got to be dreaming, he’s such a fantastic player.

“You know, we’ve enquired about players and we’re getting quoted

more than that for people that couldn’t lace his boots so it’s not

a goer. “I wouldn’t put a value on him, I wouldn’t want to sell

him. He’s one of those boys every day you come into work for me,

and that’s what it’s about now. “I come in and I see him and he’s

just a great guy, he trains, gets on with the job, never complains,

he loves his football. “He’s the most low maintenance, easy to

handle professional you’ve ever seen and he’s a fantastic player so

he’s the last player you ever want to see leave your football club

– he’s irreplaceable.” Having missed out on a place in next

season’s Champions League, Redknapp will be looking to bolster his

squad during the transfer window and has already been linked with

Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi, Falcao at Porto and West Ham’s

Scott Parker. But Redknapp said: “It’s been busy – I’ve been busy

doing nothing really, we haven’t got anywhere. “There’s been lots

of phone calls, lots of talk in the newspapers but we’re really at

the moment not close to making any signings and certainly not

looking to sell any of our better players.”