Spurs rebuffed in pursuit of 'Modric replacement' - reports

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Tottenham will reportedly miss out on Werder Bremen star Marko Marin who, according to the Daily Mail, had been identified as a potential replacement for Luka Modric.

Marin, 22, had alerted a number of clubs in England and on the continent after a number of dazzling displays in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League last season and was likely to be in high-demand this summer

However, despite the interest in his signature, the Germany international is ready to commit his future to his Bremen employers.

"I am aware of interest from England, but I am happy to carry on here," said Marin "I have given it some thought, and I am clear in my mind that I will be staying at Bremen."


The agent of the versatile midfielder had previously revealed that contact had been made by a third party acting on behalf of Tottenham, with the north Londoners having encountered Marin at close-quarters last season.

Marin scored against Spurs during a Champions League group stage encounter at the Weserstadion and Harry Redknapp has kept an eye on his progress ever since.

The Spurs boss had allegedly earmarked Marin as a player with the ability to fill the void left by Luka Modric, should the Croatian playmaker leave White Hart Lane this summer.

Modric is said to be a target for Manchester United and Chelsea and, while Redknapp insists Spurs will not sell the 25-year-old, they are likely to at least consider a substantial offer for his services.

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