Tottenham will not sell star players insists Daniel Levy
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has ruled out the possibility of any of the club's big names leaving in the January transfer window.
Winger Gareth Bale and playmaker Luka Modric could be expected to attract interest from home and abroad and Spurs' resolve to keep their prized assets may be tested.
But Levy, speaking at yesterday's annual general meeting, insists they will remain at White Hart Lane.
"We have a great squad with exceptional talent and none of the main players will be leaving in January," he is quoted as telling the AGM in the Evening Standard.
Another key figure at Tottenham whose immediate future remains in north London is manager Harry Redknapp.
Redknapp is a leading contender to replace Fabio Capello when the Italian's reign as England coach concludes after Euro 2012.
But Levy is eager to keep the man who has guided Spurs into the Barclays Premier League title frame, at least in the short to medium term.
"Harry has 18 months left on his contract," said Levy.
"We have had a conversation where it was said that as far as Harry's concerned, he's very happy here and that he doesn't particularly want to consider England at the present time.
"We will worry about that situation if it arises in the summer."
In his speech to the AGM, Levy outlined the club's desire to stay in N17 following their failed attempt to secure the Olympic Stadium as their future home.
However, he stressed that public money must be spent on improving the infrastructure of the area before the club will be convinced to invest themselves.
"Any public monies would be entirely for public works, not for the stadium or any of the associated club developments," he said.
"They would contribute to the general uplift of the borough, thereby creating an area in which the club can justify hundreds of millions of pounds of investment, secure funding and be a catalyst for further regenerative investment."
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