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Redknapp expects Modric stay

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As Chelsea reportedly consider a final attempt to prise Luka Modric from the clutches of Tottenham, Harry Redknapp remains confident the Croatian playmaker will remain at White Hart Lane.

Modric was deemed not to be in the right frame of mind to take on Manchester United on Monday night and, thus, was left out at Old Trafford as Spurs crashed to a 3-0 defeat.

Redknapp, however, expects the 25-year-old to come round after another meeting with chairman Daniel Levy, who is keen to repair a relationship which may have been damaged earlier this summer.

"The chairman has to sit down and have a chat with him," said Redknapp.

"They probably fell out a little bit over that first meeting.

"If they can have a meeting and resolve the whole situation and Daniel tells him we need him, he is important and that we are ambitious and will bring one or two players in, you might find the boy will be okay.

"The chairman has also said he will look at his contract in a month or two. He told me he would do that."


 

He added: "[But] I'm sure Modric will stay. The chairman has made his mind up."

"There is no point selling him so late in the transfer window because there is no time to replace him."

Spurs, meanwhile, are expected to confirm the signing of Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid in the coming days.

The France international already has plenty of experience in England with Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth, and will bolster a currently threadbare midfield.

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