Levy insists Spurs will retain their stars

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is adamant that none of the clubs star players will be sold in the summer.

Just hours after securing a top-four finish following a win over Fulham on the final day Levy dampened speculation that there would be a White Hart Lane exodus in pre-season.

The Spurs supremo, who successfully kept Luka Modric from clutches of Chelsea last year, insists the Croatian will be staying put in North London as will Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart after rumours spread that they could be set leave.

Bale added fuel to the rumours that he could depart after declaring he would consider his future if Harry Redknapp’s side failed to qualify for the Champions League but Levy has poured scorn on that.

He said: “Our squad has top players at all levels and we shall continue to seek stability and to retain key players this summer and beyond. We are a club that is focusing on growth and moving forward.”

“We may, however, find that we still have to wait on the outcome of the Champions League final next weekend to know in which European competition we shall be competing.

“It is a mark of our progress and the quality of our squad that each season we now look and expect to be competing at the top of our game.

“Once again we have seen football played at home and away which has shown our brand and style of play around the world and led our competitors to describe us as the most entertaining team in the Premier League.”

Spurs face an anxious wait to discover whether they have secured a seat at Europe’s top table as Chelsea will nick the final spot if they beat Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in the final next week.