Spurs: Modric knows he will not be sold

LONDON - Croatia midfielder Luka Modric understands he will not be sold at any price, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy said on Wednesday after talks with the player on his return for pre-season training.

Modric, who signed a new six-year deal last year, was quoted by media last month as saying he wanted to leave for Premier League rivals Chelsea.

"We had a very good conversation and, as I've said previously, Luka Modric will not be sold. That's the end of it," Levy told Sky Sports News.

"He's been on holiday but we've now had the conversation and he understands our position. I'm sure once he's back with his team-mates everything will be fine.

"This is not about money. We're not selling our best players."