I don't think he'll sulk either but if he does we can't stick him in our reserve team since we no longer have one. Fine him a few weeks' wages - that might concentrate his mind.
I think it's a point of principle for Levy now - he's staked his reputation on it and doesn't strike me as a man to eat humble pie willingly. Yes, I know people will throw the Berbasulk saga back in our faces, but Danny boy has learned from that.
"our players need to know they are contracted to a successful ambitious club" - not sure we can say that with any conviction just yet given our track record in recent transfer windows and especially if these rumours about Joe Cole are true!, but I get your drift. Hopefully the signings of Adebayor and (fingers crossed) Diarra can persuade Modric.