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Tottenham boss Redknapp: Chelsea Mata deal means Modric stays

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp expects to keep Luka Modric after Chelsea agreed terms with Valencia for Juan Mata.

Chelsea and Los Che confirmed an agreement last night.

Redknapp told talkSPORT: "Chelsea have signed him? I didn't know that. Well, I would think that's the end of the Modric deal then, surely. I would [think the Mata deal has killed the Modric move]. I had no idea about that.

"We tried to get [Mata] to be honest with you. We were in for him strong about three weeks ago.

"I was driving back from the pre-season game with Brighton and the chairman said that he was confident he was going to sign the boy that night.

"He obviously turned it down but [the Chelsea move] has come out of the blue."

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