Chelsea's chase of Luka Modric looks to have been ended by both the Blues and Tottenham, with Harry Redknapp insisting that the playmaker will not leave White Hart Lane under any circumstances in the next transfer window.
Tottenham held their nerve in the summer to keep one of their top players in the face of interest from Andre Villas-Boas, and even a £40 million bid on deadline day couldn't tempt Daniel Levy into letting go of Modric for the Champions League-bound Blues.
Chelsea have since cooled their interest in Modric, insisting they have enough depth in their squad to challenge for trophies without the Croatia international, and now that he seems content at Tottenham, Redknapp believes that both Modric and Gareth Bale won't be sold, no matter the price.
"No way on earth will they be for sale - not a chance," Redknapp said, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
"I don't think the chairman would accept any offer. We are looking to keep pushing on as we've been on a great run and we are bang in there.
"There are six teams in my opinion and all are very close to the top. It's a challenge to make the top four and any of them six have a chance of winning it."
Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League table, and are equal on points with third placed Chelsea, though Spurs have a game in hand.
But Arsenal and Liverpool are both also pushing for a top four berth, and will be fighting hard as the season wears on to shore up Champions League qualification.
For Tottenham, who are on a particularly good run at the moment, June is set to be an important month, with a lot of issues coming to light for the club in that time; firstly, if they haven't qualified for Champions League football, the likes of Modric and Bale could want to walk away, and secondly, Harry Redknapp may well be considering the prospect of leaving White Hart Lane for the England managerial job.
But Tottenham will still be looking at buying new players in January, and the club have been closely linked with Chelsea target Gary Cahill in preparation for the window, with Cahill coming out of contract at Bolton in the summer.