Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes is planning a summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, it has been reported.
According to the Sunday People, Moyes will tell the club’s directors to make an offer in the region of 28 million euros for the former Spurs ace.
The bid from the Premier League champions is expected to put Moyes in conflict with Jose Mourinho, who is believed to be keen to take the Croatian to Stamford Bridge once his own much expected return to west London is officially announced.
United are looking for a replacement for the retiring Paul Scholes, while Brazilian midfielder Anderson is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer.
The Old Trafford side have been long-term admirers of the Croatian midfielder and tried to sign him from Spurs last summer, only to be told by the North London side’s chairman David Levy that he would not be sold to a Premier League rival.
Modric scored the equaliser for Real Madrid in the Champions League tie at Old Trafford before Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner to knock his old side out at the last 16 stage.