Levy rules out Modric sale

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy insists prized asset Luka Modric is not for sale after holding talks with the Croatia midfielder.Levy met with Modric at White Hart Lane on Wednesday, addressing the 25-year-old playmaker’s apparent interest in moving across London to join Chelsea.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has repeatedly stated his desire to retain star players such as Modric and winger Gareth Bale, with Levy backing his manager’s stance.

“We had a very good conversation and, as I’ve said previously, Luka Modric will not be sold,” Levy said.

“That’s the end of it. As I said a few weeks ago, there’s no further discussion on it.”

“He’s been on holiday but we’ve now had the conversation and he understands our position.”

Levy refused to discuss Modric’s position in the talks, simply reiterating Tottenham’s determination to keep hold of the player.

“I’m just telling you what the position is – he won’t be sold,” Levy said.

“I’m sure once he’s back with his team-mates everything will be fine.”

Levy also claimed no figure will entice the club to cash in on Modric, who cost 16.5 million pounds when he joined from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008.

“It would make no difference,” Levy said.

“This is not about money. We’re not selling our best players.”