Micky Hazard: Spurs will keep stars

Former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard does not believe any of the club's star players will be leaving this summer.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Despite a bright start to the Premier League season, Tottenham failed to make their efforts count, suffering a meltdown at the tail-end of the campaign. With the club's omission from the Champions League next year, rumours are strife that White Hart Lane favourites like Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart will soon be leaving for greener pastures.

Hazard told TalkSport that he expects club chairman Daniel Levy to turn down all bids for these players, as Levy has done numerous times before. The former Portsmouth midfielder believes the chairman will not dismantle a squad with so much potential.

"In the past Daniel Levy has stood firm when top players have wanted to leave, I wouldn't expect him to change [his stance]." he stated.

"I think he realises we're on the crest of a very, very good side, although mentally we need to step up to the next level,"

The North London club is poised to complete the signing of Jan Vertonghen from Ajax, and have been linked with Twente's Luuk De Jong in recent weeks. Hazard is eager for Spurs to continue strengthening their ranks, as he considers them to be strong enough to challenge for the title after a few key buys.

"If we toughen up in that department there's no reason why we can't challenge for the title with the squad of players that we have got and one or two additions," he said.

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