The Telegraph is this morning claiming that Spurs are likely to resist any temptation champions Chelsea put in their way to tempt star midfielder Luka Modric across London.
Reports in recent days suggest that Modric is a target for Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy recently stated at the club’s AGM meeting that the club are not interested in selling any of their top players.
Despite several fringe players being linked with January exits, it is unlikely that Harry Redknapp will be interested in doing a deal with Chelsea for the Croatian international, despite the £30m being mooted as a potential transfer fee.
O’Hara wants exit.
Jamie O’Hara is ready to quit White Hart Lane in order to seek first team action, according to talkSPORT.
Despite admitting that he would much prefer to stay and carve his career in north London, O’Hara admits his future more than likely lies away from the Lane. He has been linked with a loan move to West Ham in recent days, but the 24-year-old is only interested in a permanent move in order to establish roots at another club.
He said: “I want to be a key part of the team. I’ve always wanted to do that at Tottenham but if it doesn’t work out then I’ll have to look elsewhere. I’m not even training yet and I’m being linked to other clubs. It’s obviously flattering to have that interest from other clubs but to be honest all I’m thinking about at the moment is getting back fit and whatever happens in January is going to be a bonus.
“I want to go to a club where I can put some roots down and hopefully become a fan favourite and stay at a club for a few years. That’s something I want to do now, I don’t want to be moving around all the time.”
Woodgate could return.
Harry Redknapp has revealed that defender Jonathan Woodgate could yet play for Spurs again this season, according to Goal.com.
The former England defender’s Spurs career appeared to be all but over when he was omitted from the club’s 25-man registered squad at the start of the season, but he could be set to finally overcome the injury problems which have blighted his career in recent years as he undertakes a fresh pre-season training schedule.
Redknapp told The Sun that he has been delighted with Woodgate’s determination to return, saying: “It’s fantastic for him. It’s the first time in 18 months or so that there’s a bit of light at the end of the tunnel for him.”
Asked if the former Leeds defender could return this season, Redknapp added: “He could do, if he keeps progressing.”