£100,000-a-week deal is Luk-ing good for Modric
TOTTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp is confident a new mega-money deal for Luka Modric will be thrashed out.
Redknapp insists the Croatia playmaker will not be sold to Chelsea – but Manchester United are also interested as they attempt to solve an injury crisis.
Spurs officially say Modric is not for sale and would not listen to any offers under £40million. But their aim is to tie the 26-year-old to a fresh £100,000-a-week deal to make certain of his White Hart Lane future.
That would make the former Dinamo Zagreb man the highest paid player at the club.
“I don’t know where they’re at on negotiations for a new contract but I’m sure that will get sorted out and resolved,” said Redknapp.
“He’s happy here, he’s not a problem and he’s playing fantastic football. So I don’t see there being a problem with Luka.”
Modric has been settled since missing the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at the start of the season when his “head wasn’t right” because of Chelsea’s interest.
“I thought it would be hard for him,” said Redknapp.
“But he got on with it. He trained well and was never a problem.
“I think it was just getting to him.
“He’s such a lovely boy that maybe seeing it
Barclays Premier League every day, full on, on TV and in the papers, that probably got to him a bit.
“He just found it hard that week to concentrate on his football.
“I could have easily taken the other line. I put myself in a position where I could have caused myself a problem with the club, in all honesty, because I said what I felt.
“The easiest thing would be for me to take the other line.”
Gareth Bale, who signed a new contract in March, could also be given new terms to ward off interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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