Tottenham reject transfer request

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has stated that Luka Modric’s transfer request has not been accepted, and that the London club will do all they can to keep their star player at White Hart Lane.

The midfielder has been the subject of £22 million and £27 million bids from Chelsea, and has stated his desire to move to Stamford Bridge, handing in a request to leave yesterday.

Despite this, the ex-West Ham boss is remaining adamant that Spurs are not going to sell the Croatian playmaker.

“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,” the 65-year-old told the BBC.

The former Dinamo Zagreb player is currently on a pre-season tour with his current employers in South Africa, and has only completed 14 months of a six year contract.

“Hopefully he will go away and get a bit of football now and just get on with it. We hope that he will come back and get ready for the new season,” Redknapp concluded.