Sir Alex Ferguson is relatively relaxed about Luka Modric not being for sale this summer, with the Manchester United manager looking to sign Samir Nasri instead, according to the Telegraph.
Harry Redknapp hit back at clubs such as Chelsea for bidding for Modric, insisting that the Tottenham star would not be sold at any price.
While Manchester United were seen as front runners to snare the 25-year-old’s signature, Redknapp’s comments have rattled Ferguson, but the manager has already decided that he’d rather take the younger Samir Nasri.
Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder is also a target for Manchester United, giving Ferguson lots of choice if the Modric deal doesn’t go ahead.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said yesterday that Modric wouldn’t be sold, and made it clear that any club, such as Chelsea, making their bid public would be met by the London club with much disdain.
“I wish to make it absolutely clear, as I have said previously, that none of our key players will be sold this summer,” Levy said.
“We are building a team for the future to consistently play at the highest level and retaining quality players is crucial to that.
“In respect of Luka Modric, we are not prepared to sell, at any price, to Chelsea Football Club or any other club.
“We made our stance on this issue abundantly clear in writing to Chelsea. They chose to ignore it and then subsequently made the offer public.”
While Manchester United managed to avoid the chairman’s fury, Ferguson is still reportedly considering bidding for the star.
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