Kyle Walker thinks Tottenham can challenge for the title next season, but acknowledges their chances of success will be reduced if they lose their top players like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale this summer.

Spurs kept pace with both Manchester sides for the first two thirds of last season, but a dramatic slump towards the end of the campaign meant they finished fourth in the Barclays Premier League and missed out on the Champions League due to Chelsea claiming European Cup glory.

Now Bale and Modric are once again being linked with moves away from White Hart Lane, and Walker said at an event to promote Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Grudge Match: "I think it's vital (we keep them). The chairman showed last season that we are not a selling club. We can challenge next year for the title, definitely. We will be up there."

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