Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand concedes they face another battle to keep hold of midfielder Luka Modric.
Chelsea tried to lure Modric, 26, to Stamford Bridge last year.
And with a number of big clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid, linked with Tottenhamâ€™s prized assets, Ferdinand has told fans to expect another agonising close season.
He said: â€œThe Champions League is the competition everybody wants to play in.
â€œThe chairman has got his work cut out to persuade the boys to have another season here and have another go at it.â€
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