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Old Trafford side is White Hart Lane midfielder’s preferred choice for a potential summer move.
Modric keen on Man United switch
Luka Modric has turned his back on Chelsea – and will head to Manchester United if he moves this summer.
The £40 million-rated Croatian midfield star is believed to have told pals he’s glad he didn’t quit Tottenham for Chelsea last summer especially after watching the turbulence and instability at Stamford Bridge under new boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Chelsea made two bids for Modric last summer which were both turned down by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who insisted Modric stayed.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
If Luka Modric has indeed set his sights on a move to Old Trafford then this would of course give the Old Trafford side the edge in the chase to sign the Croatian midfielder, who’s interest in a move to Chelsea may well have waned given that Andre Villas-Boas’s first season in charge of the Stamford Bridge club has not been going all that well. The West London side may well miss out on a top four finish and without Champions League football will find it hard to attract big name signings such as the 26 year old Tottenham schemer.
However one would wonder why Modric would be so keen to leave White Hart Lane given Tottenham’s continued progress. The North London side are genuine title chasers and virtually assured of a Champions League spot for next term but perhaps a lot hinges on Harry Redknapp’s presence at White Hart Lane.
With the Tottenham manager being the favourite to take over from Fabio Capello as England boss there must be a fear that he will leave and cause a vacuum at the Premier League club. Chairman Daniel Levy successfully prevented Chelsea from signing Modric last summer and will be aware that selling to another Premier League side could lead some to call the club’s ambition into question.
Juande Ramos signed Luka Modric in the summer of 2008 for a fee of £16.5m and the Croatian international has gone on to make over 140 appearances over the past three and a half years, notching up 16 goals and 26 assists in the process and becoming one of the most pivotal players in Redknapp’s first team.