Reports have been coming in over the course of the day suggesting that talks are about to begin with a view to offering Luka Modric a new contract at White Hart Lane.
Initially, there were some headlines his morning claiming that Harry Redknapp would have been happy to see the Croatian leave for Chelsea as part of a £40m deal but for the time being at least, the manager is relieved that the transfer window is shut.
“Luka will just get on with it – the chairman will sit down and discuss his contract and make a deal,” said Redknapp after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Wolves.
“We are looking to make him a good offer. The transfer window being shut now makes my job easier because he has to just get on with playing.”
Whether this will make a difference in the long run remains to be seen but the signs are that Luka will indeed ‘get on with it’ and after an unsettling summer, he retains the ability to help Spurs to a successful campaign in 2011-12.