Harry Redknapp has called on Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy to show their aim of keeping hold of Luka Modric. Chelsea is the latest club to come knocking at the door for the Croatian midfielder.
The Blues have tabled a £22 million offer for the player. Although Spurs have rejected the bid, Daniel Levy has insisted he will not sell Modric for any price.
Redknapp now wants Tottenham to spend big and prove to Modric he does not need to join "a bigger club" to win silverware.
"I think we have to show him our ambition, which we will do," Redknapp said.
"If we can add one or two good players to our squad there's no reason we can't have another great season.
"So Tottenham could be a great club for him to stay with for the next few years. That's what we're hoping for."
Redknapp also revealed there are other clubs who have expressed an interest in signing Modric this summer."Chelsea are not the only club that have been in for him," added Redknapp. "There have been other clubs - top, top clubs.
"But if Tottenham are looking to go anywhere we can't be selling Luka. We have to do something to keep him at the club.
"We can't afford to sell Luka Modric if we want to be a successful club."
He added: "He's a fantastic lad. You'll never meet a better lad than Luka. I suppose he's seen a massive contract and the chance to win the Premier League and play in the Champions League and that's what he wanted.
"But we want that as well. We want to get back in the Champions League and we need him to help us do that.
"If Daniel's saying no he really can't be seen to be going back on that now. He's made a very strong statement. I wouldn't see Daniel backtracking on that at any price."
Will this be enough for Luka Modric to stay?