Harry slams Modric offer

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Harry Redknapp has dismissed Chelsea's bid for Luka Modric as 'farcical' while reiterating he is not for sale.

Manager insists Tottenham will do their utmost to keep Modric

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has dismissed Chelsea's bid for Luka Modric as 'farcical' while reiterating that the Croatia midfielder is not for sale. Chelsea offered £22million this summer for the playmaker, who is under contract at White Hart Lane for another five years. That bid was swiftly turned down by Spurs and Redknapp rejected the notion that £30m would be enough. "I was surprised by the figure," he told Sky Sports News. "It's a farcical bid. "If they're going to make an offer, make an offer, but £22million for Luka Modric is ridiculous.

No valuation

"We wouldn't put a valuation on him," Redknapp added. "He's such a fantastic player, we don't want to sell him. "He's up there with the very, very best players in the Premier League and I think he can play in any team in the world, he's that good." Speculation over Modric's future has come to the fore this summer after Spurs missed out on UEFA Champions League football and Redknapp admitted it would be a challenge to compete financially with the Premier League's top clubs. "That is the problem," he said. "It's not only Chelsea who would want him, two or three other clubs would be bidding if we made him available. "But we don't want to lose him. We need to keep our best players, we need to improve our squad, not decimate it by selling our best players. "There's no reason we can't show the ambition ourselves. I'm not saying we can pay the wages of Manchester City or Chelsea, but we've got a great group of players and if we can add a few more anything could happen."
Bale speculation
Redknapp was also asked about the future of Gareth Bale, who was frequently linked with Inter Milan last season after running the Italian giants ragged in the Champions League. But the Spurs boss insisted the Welsh star would also be at White Hart Lane next season. "Gareth will stay," he said. "He's a great kid, improving and learning the game all the time and he's coming on leaps and bounds since he broke into the team on a regular basis. "He needs to stay at Tottenham and keep learning."

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