29/08/2011 18:51 +0100 – Modric has been at the centre of a summer-long tussle between Spurs and Chelsea, who are determined to land the player despite having bids of £22million and £27million rejected. Spurs continue to insist that they will not sell the Croatian, but Chelsea will be encouraged by Modric's plea to Harry Redknapp not to be selected for Sunday's 5-1 defeat to Manchester City, and could return with a new bid before Wednesday night's transfer deadline. King has seen this situation unfold before and is aware of the effect that a protracted transfer saga can have on a team. In 2008 the club captain watched on in frustration as his team lost star striker Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United on deadline day after a summer of speculation about the Bulgarian. That season Spurs did not win a Premier League match until the end of October. Spurs have lost both of their opening games of this campaign - albeit against Manchester United and City - and King fears worse results could come if the speculation over Modric's future continues. "It's been ongoing for the whole of the summer," he told Sky Sports News. "As players we want him to stay, he's a great lad. "The sooner it's done, either way, the better. I don't think it (the speculation) helps at the end of the day. "We've had this issue before with Berbatov. It was a similar start for us then. "I don't think it helps in any way. As players you try and get on with the job the best you can. "We, as players, want the window to close now so we can get on with the squad that we've got and get on with business." After early promise, Modric put in a sub-par performance at White Hart Lane on Sunday before being substituted with 25 minutes remaining. The hammering against Roberto Mancini's men made it clear that reinforcements are needed at the north London club. Brad Friedel and Emmanuel Adebayor have been the only arrivals of note at the club this summer, but manager Redknapp is keen to bring in three new faces before Wednesday night. West Ham's Scott Parker is thought to be top of Redknapp's wishlist. The England midfielder was left out of the Hammers' squad that beat Nottingham Forest on Sunday and is thought to want to move to White Hart Lane. It is understood that Spurs and West Ham are still some way off finalising a deal for the 30-year-old though. Despite hopes a deal could be done on Monday, it is likely that the transfer may be concluded on Tuesday or even on Wednesday - something which would not please Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who has made it clear that he wants to sign a replacement for Parker as soon as possible. Lassana Diarra's proposed to move to Tottenham could be in jeopardy after reports in Italy claimed Roma were close to signing the player. Redknapp has admitted in the past that the Frenchman's wages could be a significant hurdle to any deal being completed. Another possible arrival at the club is Craig Bellamy, who may move to Spurs in a similar deal to the one that saw Adebayor move to the club on loan from City. Forward Rafael van der Vaart, meanwhile, has pulled out of Holland's squad to face San Marino and Finland after suffering a suspected hamstring tear in Sunday's defeat.