Redknapp: 'We could be stronger if we let Luca leave, but it must be soon'

After Cesc Fabregas and Wesley Sneijder it’s the third longest saga of the summer, but could the Luka Modric deal finally get done?

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HARRY REDKNAPP HAS admitted for the first time that Tottenham could be stronger for the loss of Luka Modric, but that any deal will have to be done quickly.

Croatian playmaker Modric has repeatedly been linked with Chelsea during the current transfer window, with Spurs already rebuffing two offers.

The latest came in at £27million, but if Chelsea go over £30m it is felt that Modric will be allowed to leave and Redknapp will use the money to bolster his squad in a number of areas.

“We’ve got two options with Luka. Either we keep a fantastic player or we sell him, get the money and bring in four players and have a better team,” Redknapp told the English football press.

“I want him to stay but if he’s going I want the opportunity to get other players in.”

Although Modric’s exit now seems to be just a matter of time, Redknapp insists that the 25-year-old will not leave the club on the last day of the transfer window – leaving no time to lure in new faces.

“There’s no chance the chairman (Daniel Levy) will sell him on the last day of the transfer window. He did that with Berbatov a few years ago and ended up with no strikers. He won’t do that again.”

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