Premier League - Redknapp: Modric 'million per cent' staying
Wed, 31 Aug 08:50:00 2011
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.
"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."
"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."