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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Unsettled Luka Modric will honour his Spurs contract

Spurts midfielder Luka Modric will honour his contract and has no plans to hand in a transfer request, according to the player's agent Nikky Vuksan.

Modric flew back to London last night for talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy after claiming a transfer to Chelsea was still possible.

However, following the meeting, Levy has claimed Modric now understands the club's position that he will not be sold, no matter how much Roman Abramovich is able to offer.

And now Modric's agent has handed Tottenham fans a massive boost by revealing his client is unlikely to push the matter.

Vuksan said: "I don't think he'll hand in a transfer request. He will honour his contract.

"He wants to play Champions League and win trophies. The only way we can resolve this is to sit down and talk.

"Luka will report today for training and will do his best, as always."

Modric, 25, has already been the subject of a £22m bid from Chelsea earlier this summer - an offer labelled "laughable" by Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.

Vuksan told BBC Sport: "I have never been in a situation before where a player has had to fight a club and it's not something we want to do. The only official offer so far is from Chelsea and we haven't talked to any clubs.

"It's no surprise that there is interest in Luka, though, because he is a top, top player."

Modric scored just four goals last season, but was central to much of the exciting football Spurs produced both in the Premier League and Champions League, with Manchester United also keen to recruit him as a direct replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.

Modric, who signed for £16.6m from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, has five years left to run on his contract at Tottenham.

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