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Tottenham yesterday turned down a £40million bid from Chelsea for wantaway midfielder Luka Modric, according to manager Harry Redknapp.

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists there is no chance of Luka Modric leaving the club before the transfer deadline passes tonight.

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Redknapp: We need fresh faces

Harry Redknapp has called on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to deliver him the signings he thinks can lift the club in the wake of the draining Luka Modric transfer saga.

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Modric ordered to play after possible move to Chelsea 'turns his head'

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