HR: Modric talks on Thursday

BY foxsports • July 6, 2011

Redknapp insists that the meeting does not mean that Modric's time at White Hart Lane is coming to an end though, reiterating his belief the Croatian playmaker must stay at the club if they are to reach the top-four place that escaped them last season. Modric has gone on record stating his desire to move to Chelsea, but Spurs rejected a £22million bid from the Blues last month and Levy has insisted that the 25-year-old is not for sale at any price. Redknapp dismissed the Blues' bid for Modric as "farcical" yesterday, and the 64-year-old insisted this afternoon that his midfield maestro will not be leaving. "I believe Daniel is meeting Luka tomorrow," Redknapp told the London Evening Standard. "It's difficult when crazy sums of money are being bandied about but we need to keep Luka and all our best players if we are to improve. "If we want to continue to challenge the top clubs in the Premier League then we simply have to get stronger - not weaker. "Luka is a fantastic player and we need to keep him at the club. We certainly don't want to sell him." Modric scored just four goals last season, but provided many assists and put in a series of tireless performances in the centre of the park that are said to have also alerted Manchester United to his potential. Modric, who signed for £16.6million from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, has five years left to run on his contract at Tottenham.