26/08/2011 06:28 +0100 – Modric was left out of the squad which eased into the group stages of the Europa League with a goalless draw against Hearts at White Hart Lane to record a 5-0 triumph on aggregate. But Redknapp says the Croatian midfielder, who wants to join Chelsea in a £30million deal before the transfer window closes next week, is now almost certain to stay at Tottenham. Redknapp, who said Modric had met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, said: "He'll be playing on Sunday for sure. I think there was a meeting. Daniel just said the same thing, he's not for sale. "It's been difficult for him but we want him to stay and he will stay. "He'll train tomorrow and Saturday and should be fit for Sunday. "He could have kicked up and been a problem and if he had done it would have been difficult to keep him. "If players want to be destructive they can be but he's not got that in his nature. "He'll stay and play and will be great as he has been every other year." When asked if the saga was now finished Redknapp said: "Yeah, I think it's finished." Redknapp also believes Tottenham will bring in more players before the transfer deadline after Emmanuel Adebayor completed his season-long loan signing from Manchester City. Adebayor was in the stands at White Hart Lane to watch the Hearts game and Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra could be the next through the north London club's gates. Reports from Spain suggested the proposed move for the midfielder could have stalled but Redknapp insisted: "Things haven't broken down. There is still a good chance. the chairman is working on it. "I signed him at Portsmouth and they sold him for £22million. He's real talent, a fantastic player and it's a real possibility still." Liverpool's Joe Cole remains a Tottenham target and Redknapp also revealed the Adebayor transfer could be made permanent. Redknapp said: "If he(Adebayor) comes in and does fantastic they'll all sing 'there's only one Adebayor'. "If he's useless they'll sing something else. That's football and it has never changed. "No-one has fallen out with the Arsenal fans more than he has. He's the most hated ex-Arsenal player in history. "The fans will love the fact that the Arsenal fans don't like him. "If he comes here and does great we will want to keep him here." In the match itself Tottenham, with six academy youngsters in their squad, came closest to scoring when 18-year-old midfielder Harry Kane was brought down by goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald in the first half. Kane got up to take the spot-kick himself, only to see MacDonald redeem himself when he saved the crisp right-foot shot low down to his right.