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.”