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Tottenham Hotspur
July 19, 2011
Posted by Colin McCullough on 07/19/2011

The problem with making any sort of definitive pronouncement is that you can find yourself having to stand by it, come what may. Daniel Levy was certainly brave in stating that Luka Modric was not for sale at any price but since then the player has upped the ante, to the extent that he has reportedly submitted a transfer request.

While that may not change anything in the chairman's mind, there is no doubt that trying to hold on to someone who is so clearly convinced that his future lies away from White Hart Lane presents all sorts of problems.