Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp knows they face a battle to keep Luka Modric away from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. Redknapp is growing increasingly concerned by reports that Modric is considering his future at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp said: "If clubs the size of Manchester United and Chelsea are prepared to offer him Champions League football and massive wages, you would have to be very naive to think it wouldn't turn Luka's head.
"But I have been assured by the chairman that he is not prepared to sell him under any circumstances.
"And it's fair to say he's not happy about the unwanted attention and continuing speculation surrounding Luka.
"I have said on many occasions he is irreplaceable and it would be a massive disaster for the club if he was allowed to leave.
"We need to be strengthening the squad not depleting it. In an ideal world I would hope to bring in at least three more players to give us a realistic chance of competing for a top four place in the Premier League next season.
"If we want to compete with them we have to be active in the transfer market, but I'm not suggesting it's going to be easy. Quality players at the right price are not easy to acquire.
"We also need to trim the squad and sell a few players."