Old Trafford boss to make offer for White Hart Lane midfielder.
MANCHESTER UNITED are poised to test Tottenham’s resolve with a £30million January move for Luka Modric.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has targeted Croatian play-maker Modric as he mounts a challenge to leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea tried and failed to land Modric in the summer with a series of offers that rose to about £40m – but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused to sell.
Modric has played a major part in Tottenham’s great start to the season, with the 26-year-old forming a fine central midfield partnership with Scott Parker after finally agreeing to stick to his six-year contract.
Ferguson wants to freshen up a midfield which has failed to convince at times this season and needs reinforcements with Darren Fletcher sidelined for a long spell with a bowel problem.
SOURCE: Daily Express
Tottenham have been pretty firm on the matter of Luka Modric’s future at White Hart Lane. Chairman Daniel Levy and boss Harry Redknapp made it clear over the summer that the Croatian schemer would not be sold to Chelsea so any bid from Man United next month is sure to fall on similarly deaf ears.
The 26 year old midfielder has been in excellent form this season and has managed to prove himself as fully committed to the Tottenham cause, helping the North London side to cement their place in third spot behind the Manchester sides. So surely any insistence on leaving Spurs would have significantly decreased due to the great campaign Redknapp’s side has had.
Sir Alex Ferguson is in a midfield pickle at present. The Man United boss has lost a number of players to injury and the likes of Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher are all out and at times the Old Trafford side have struggled to break down the opposition, sneaking to hard fought 1-0 wins when the Scot would prefer to be able to put the foot on the gas and steamroller their opponents in a manner that Man City have been doing on a weekly basis.
Any move for Modric is bound to fail next month and any chance Ferguson has of winning the race to the former Dinamo Zagreb man would probably stand more of a chance of succeeding at the end of the season and only then if Tottenham have failed to snatch a top four spot.