Modric rules out January exit but Spurs star leaves door open to United summer switch
Luka Modric has revealed he will snub a January move to help Tottenham push for the title.
The Croatian midfielder is a target for Spurs” rivals for the Barclays Premier League crown.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is on the hunt for creativity and came close to bidding for Modric before Chelsea stepped up their interest in the summer.
Staying put: Luka Modric insists he will stay put at Tottenham this season
Both sides would consider attempting to lure him away from White Hart Lane after another impressive campaign.
ButModric – who has been offered a 100,000-a-week deal by his current employers – has vowed that he is staying at Tottenham until at least theend of the season.
He told Sportske Novosti: “All this talk is just in the press – I don”t know anything about any of these supposed offers.
In demand: Manchester United and Chelsea are both keen to recruit Modric
“Weare doing our best to ensure Tottenham get the results the fans and theclub demand. Given the current situation, and particularly given the fact I don”t want a repeat of what I went through during the summer transfer window.
“I can say with almost 100 per cent certainty that I”ll be staying at Tottenham until the end of the season.
“Iwould always say that, theoretically, there is a small chance I could leave, if the club receive a suitable offer and it”s one I wouldn”t wantto turn down, but the reality is that I expect to stay at Spurs until June, and then we will see.
“Everythingis possible, but it”s not something I”m concerning myself with. So longas I am fit and playing well, I”m happy just to see what happens. If I stay at Tottenham, nothing will change. I will give my all in every game.”
Thumbs up: Committed Modric has assured Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp that he will give his all to the team
Tottenham are seven points off Manchester City and United in the race for the title but they do have a game in hand.
Harry Redknapp”s side have been praised for their superb football, with Modric and Gareth Bale at the centre of their fine play.