Redknapp wants to keep ‘confused’ Modric at White Hart Lane

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that star playmaker Luka Modric is confused over his future, and stated he will do all he can to keep the 25-year-old at White Hart Lane.

The Croatian international has been linked with a move to a Champions League club, with Chelsea having a £22 million bid rejected earlier in the transfer window. Despite this the former Dinamo Zagreb man is reported to still be keen to move to Stamford Bridge and his current boss has confirmed the eastern European has mixed thoughts about the season ahead.

“He’s walked in today and is happy, but the kid’s a bit confused at the moment. Other teams want him but we want him here and I want to keep him,” the ex-West Ham coach told The Daily Mail.

“He loves playing here. It’s a difficult situation for him and I understand where he’s coming from. We can’t kid ourselves. He signed a contract here, we love him here and want him here. We don’t want to sell our best players. He’s a special player for us. We want him here and need him here,” the 64-year-old continued.

The Spurs boss also confirmed that the club were looking to add new players to the squad to join incoming Brad Friedel, but may have to sell before they can buy.

“I’ve had a chat with Daniel Levy and we’re looking to improve – we obviously need to. But it’s not easy. Daniel has always spent money here and he’ll do it again this year. We have to make way with one or two going first, we are overloaded in one or two areas and if we can do that we will bring one or two in,” he concluded.