Tottenham news – Fixtures reveal tough start, Redknapp refuses Modric sale, Caulker set for loan

Redknapp refuses Modric sale.

The Sun reports that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that the club will never sell Luka Modric.

Modric has been the subject of attention from Manchester United and Chelsea with the West Londoners tabling a £22 million bid for the Croatian, which Tottenham rejected. Redknapp has now spoken out over the interest of his player of the year and has revealed that any club who will approaches will be immediately rejected.

Redknapp said: ‘Tottenham are not selling Modric, end of story. I’ve spoken at length to the chairman (Daniel Levy) and he said Luka is not for sale. So that’s good enough for me’.

The Tottenham manager has lauded prize on his star asset, claiming that the offer Tottenham rejected from Chelsea ‘is what is being paid for players who are not even fit to lace his boots’. Redknapp also revealed that every club in the world would want a player like Luka Modric, but the 25 year old Croatian is staying at Spurs and signed a six year deal last summer to keep him at White Hart Lane until he is 31.

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Caulker set for loan.

Tottenham central defender Steven Caulker has moved one step closer to his loan move to newly promoted Premiership side Swansea, the Daily Mirror reveals.

Caulker is on the verge securing an agreement with Swansea representatives and the 21 year old is expected to move on a season long loan deal in South Wales. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp still rates Caulker incredibly highly and is being let out on loan again to gain more experience, before he can be included in the first team plans of Redknapp.

The loan move to Swansea is set to be settled by at latest next week and the move for Caulker could push the departure of Swansea defender Ashley Williams out of the Liberty Stadium. Caulker spent last season on loan at Bristol City and Swansea faced stiff competition from the Robins and fellow promoted Premiership side Norwich City, but Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers seems to have captured his man for the next season.

Fixtures reveal tough start.

Tottenham kick off their Premier League campaign with a home tie against Everton, as they look to secure Champions League football for the 2012/2013 season.

Manager Harry Redknapp faces a difficult start to the season with Everton, Manchester United and Manchester City as their first three Premier League games. Their final game of the season is a home game against Fulham.

The first North London derby of the season comes on October 1st at White Hart Lane with Spurs entertaining Arsenal, who also have a difficult start to the season with fixtures against Newcastle United, Manchester United and Liverpool in their first three games.

Spurs also face a particularly difficult February with fixtures against Liverpool, Newcastle and Arsenal, in the away part of the North London Derby, in the month.

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