Tottenham Hotspur successfully managed to hang on to Luka Modric during the summer, despite the Croatian being clearly interested in a move to Chelsea, with the Blues instead opting to sign Juan Mata before the transfer window shut.
Nevertheless, there is a chance that Andre Villas-Boas will pursue Modric in January when the window re-opens while Manchester United have been linked with a move for a player that would clearly bring a great deal of creativity to a midfield department lacking a spark this term.
Harry Redknapp has declared that both sides will be wasting their time if they start sniffing around his star player, with the Spurs manager claiming that the 26-year-old is going nowhere.
“We won’t be selling our best players or anyone we want to keep in January,” Redknapp said.
“We are keeping our best players and if anything we will be adding to the squad not selling.
“That’s the message from me and the chairman [Daniel Levy]. We won’t be weakening this squad.
“If one or two positions open up where fringe players want to go then we will look at that but we are not going to sell our best players or anyone we want to keep.”