Chairman Daniel Levy insisted on Wednesday that Modric, who is 12 months into a six-year contract, would not be leaving this summer after holding showdown talks with the wantaway Croatian at White Hart Lane.
Modric has made it clear he wants to swap Tottenham for Chelsea, who had a £22million bid for the player rejected three weeks ago, but Levy is adamant the 25-year-old is not for sale at any price.Redknapp came face to face with Modric on Thursday morning at the club's training base for the first time since the former Dynamo Zagreb man publicly declared his desire to move to Stamford Bridge.
The 64-year-old emerged from the club's training ground in Chigwell, Essex, to admit the playmaker is in a daze about his future.
"He's walked in and is happy but the kid's a bit confused at the moment. Other teams want him but we want him here and I want to keep him," Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "He loves playing here. It's a difficult situation for him and I understand where he's coming from. We can't kid ourselves. He signed a contract here, we love him here and want him here. We don't want to sell our best players. He's a special player for us. We want him here and need him here."