Redknapp defiant over wantaway Modric

July 14, 2011

Harry Redknapp insists that Luka Modric will be staying at Tottenham amid reports that the Croatian has submitted a transfer request.

Modric is desperate to move to London rivals Chelsea but Tottenham is determined to hold on to its man and have rejected bids of £22million and £27million for the player.

Media reports on Thursday claim the 25-year-old has put in a written transfer request to try to force through a move, but Redknapp insists any such move would have no change on the club's stance that he is not for sale.

Redknapp told BBC Sport: "We know he wants to leave and whether he writes it down on a piece of paper doesn't really make any difference to our stance.

"He's a great player and we don't want to lose him."