Premier League - Redknapp: Modric 'million per cent' staying

Wed, 31 Aug 08:50:00 2011

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists there is no chance of Luka Modric leaving the club before the transfer deadline passes, but several other players could be on their way out of Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp pats Luka Modric (left) on the head after he is substituted off - 0

The Croatia midfielder has been the subject of firm interest from Chelsea this summer and there had been suggestions the deal could be revived before the summer window closes at 11pm.

But Redknapp said he was "one million per cent" convinced that chairman Daniel Levy would not sell Modric.

"No, that won't happen. One million per cent," he told Sky Sports News.

Peter Crouch could be among the players leaving Tottenham, though, with Redknapp confirming QPR as well as Sunderland are among the clubs keen on the England striker.

"There's three or four clubs wanting him and he wants to play football," Redknapp said. "He's too good not to play. He's an outstanding player."

Crouch's fellow striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is also looking to leave the London club after they recruited Emmanuel Adebayor on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

"My agent is in London. He met the (Tottenham) chairman Daniel Levy to try to find a way out, but so far there is no solution," he told the Daily Mail.

"We gave the option of going out on loan for six months but Levy opposed it. The team have five forwards, and someone will not even get into the squad, so I should leave.

"We can find options. I know that Sunderland have been actively interested in me."

Midfielder Wilson Palacios is the most likely man to leave Spurs, with Stoke reportedly ready to back their long-term interest in the Honduras international with a firm offer.

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