Levy pledges to keep Spurs stars

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has assured Spurs fans that the club have no intention of selling the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric this summer.

Bale's two incredible performances against Inter Milan in the Champions League alerted a number of Europe's biggest clubs to the 21-year-old's potential while Modric has enjoyed his finest season at White Hart Lane to date, picking up the supporters' player of the year award after a series of impressive displays.

But Levy said in an open letter to supporters: "We have spent years and hundreds of millions of pounds investing in our first-team squad and in creating a settled team. Having quality players means they automatically attract attention from other clubs - but I can assure you that we have no reason to sell, and every intention of retaining, our key players."

He added: "We shall simply not entertain any approaches for these players."

Manager Harry Redknapp is also keen to move on at least six members of the first-team squad to make room for new signings and Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton, who will return to White Hart Lane this summer after spending time on loan at Aston Villa and Leicester respectively.

Levy agrees with Redknapp and says the club will listen to offers for many of their players.

"We currently have one of the largest squads in the Premier League and, given the 25-man squad rule, it is no longer practical to retain players who are unlikely to qualify within that limit," the Spurs chairman said.

"We shall, therefore, look to reduce the number of these players during the coming summer transfer window in order to operate both effectively and efficiently."

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