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Spurs midfielder's future hangs in the balance

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Tottenham midfielder Niko Krancjar says he may still have a future at White Hart Lane - should his Croatia teammate Luka Modric be sold this summer.

Krancjar has previously stated his desire to leave north London after finding opportunities hard to come by, but may see more first team action should Modric leave for Chelsea.

The 26-year-old has reportedly been valued by Spurs at £12 million, which appears to be acting as a stumbling block for any ambitions Kranjcar has to leave the club.

However, Krancjar has now said that he could still have a Tottenham future if a Modric does indeed leave during the transfer window.

Modric's departure would open up opportunities in Spurs' midfield, meaning Krancjar could well find the first-team action he's been looking for at the Lane.

       
 

"I'm quite calm about the situation at the moment but of course it will be nice to see how things will end," Krancjar told Sportske Novosti.

"This summer's transfer window will be one of the most interesting moments in my career.

"But one thing is certain, if Tottenham sell Luka Modric, I will stay. However, if Luka stays, I will probably be loaned out somewhere."

Modric has been at the centre of a transfer battle between Tottenham and Chelsea this summer, with the west London upping their original £22 million offer to £27 million last night.

Tottenham manager Harry Reknapp would prefer to keep Modric, but says the decision lies with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

"We want to keep him, I need to keep him," Redknapp said. "He is ambitious and he wants to play in a team and win something and he's been offered fantastic wages.

"He [Levy] will make the decision. We obviously want to keep him and that will be up to the chairman."

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