Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes they've sent a message to the WORLD by rejecting Chelsea's offer for Luka Modric. Redknapp said snubbing Chelsea's £22million bid for Croat Modric, 25, has fired a warning to world football.
He told The Sun: "If Tottenham sell Luka then I feel it sends out a message that maybe Gareth Bale could leave and no one wants either to happen.
"I have seen that sort of thing before. West Ham decided to sell Rio Ferdinand and then all of a sudden they all seemed to go. That's no good for any club.
"Tottenham need to keep their best players as well as add more quality to the squad if they want to mount a serious challenge for the title.
"Other top clubs raise the bar all the time and Spurs must keep pace. It's as simple as that."