Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric has cast doubt over whether he will still be at the club at the end of the summer transfer window.
Speculation on the departure of the Croatian star has increased since the end of the Premier League season with champions Manchester United looking a likely destination.
However, manager Harry Redknapp has consistently denied the club would ever consider selling Modric and described the 25-year-old as "irreplaceable."
Modric has been tipped as the ideal replacement in United's midfield for the recently retired Paul Scholes, but has told reporters he expects to be at White Hart Lane when Spurs return next month ahead of their pre-season tour of South Africa.
In recent quotes referenced by the Daily Star, however, Modric was equivocal over whether he would be wearing Tottenham colours when the transfer window closes on August 31.
"I'm a Tottenham player and will be in London on July 7 to begin preparing for the season," he said. "But I want to say that transfers could occur later. In England it is often the case they happen on the last day of the transfer period, August 31.
"So it is pointless to worry about anything now. If my situation changes after the start of preparation it would not be a problem."
Modric made 42 total appearances for Spurs last season, bagging four goals in all competitions. He signed a new deal with Tottenham last year that is set to run until 2016.