CHELSEA transfer target Luka Modric has been left “confused” by the speculation linking him with a move from Tottenham, according to his manager Harry Redknapp.
Modric has been the subject of one failed bid from Spurs’ west London rivals, while both Manchester clubs are reported to have an interest in securing the services of the Croatia playmaker.
The 25-year-old has been told by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that he will not be sold this summer, while Modric’s agent insists his client will not be handing in a transfer request in order to force through a move he claimed he was intent on making last month.
Redknapp said: “He’s going to remain here. There’s no good me saying ‘he walked in today and everything’s great, he’s happy’ – the kid’s a bit confused at the moment, obviously.
“It’s not easy for him. I’d just be telling you lies if I said he was great this morning and everything’s fine.
“He’s always fully committed to Tottenham. He loves playing here – he’s a great player for us. It’s difficult, it’s a difficult situation for him, I understand where he’s coming from.
We can’t kid ourselves. If someone’s going to offer to double or treble your wages, and go and play in the Champions League, it’s difficult.
“He’s signed a contract here, we love him here, we want him here. We don’t want to be selling our best players. We’re looking to build a team, not tear a team to pieces – and he’s a massive part of that. We need him here, he’s a special player for us.”