Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumors: Daniel Levy Hits Back At Chelsea Over Luka Modric

BLACKPOOL ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Luka Modric of Tottenham Hotspur trips over Richard Kingson of Blackpool as he shoots towards goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Bloomfield Road on February 22 2011 in Blackpool England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur have, this morning, released an official statement from Chairman Daniel Levy on the club's website regarding the recent news. The statement basically says Luka Modric is not leaving Tottenham Hotspur and for Chelsea or any other club.

For the avoidance of any doubt, let me reiterate that we shall not enter into any negotiations whatsoever, with any Club, regarding Luka.

We now consider this matter closed.

With such a swift response from Levy it's hard not to believe him. I'm very much a Levy supporter and I appreciate what he has done for this club since ENIC took control back in 2001. I would have been gutted if the club had sold Modric, but for Levy to come out and be so firm on this issues is, as a fan, excellent.

The downside of this is that if yesterday's Mail article is true and Luka does want to leave for Chelsea we could wind up with another unhappy Croatian in the squad. Additionally, we know Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is used to getting what he wants. What happens if he makes Tottenham the figurative offer they can't refuse? Does Daniel Levy take such a hardline stance if Chelsea offer is £70 million not £30 million?

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