United ‘monitoring’ Chelsea’s £35m playmaker chase – reports

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Manchester United are ‘monitoring’ Chelsea’s continued pursuit of Luka Modric, with the club still hopeful of a possible deal with the playmaker, according to the Telegraph.

Modric has long been a target for numerous clubs, and after Tottenham missed out on making Champions League qualification last season, Spurs assistant manager Kevin Bond has finally admitted that the Croatian might be sold for the right price.


"We desperately don't want to lose him, but everyone has a price,” Bond said.

"If somebody came along and the money turns your head and he did go — although the chairman is adamant he doesn't want to sell him — then we'd have to get on with it."

Manchester United have long been connected with Modric, and Paul Scholes said over the weekend that if anyone could replace him in the United line up, it would be the Spurs star.

But Chelsea have reportedly become front runners for Modric’s signature, with bids of £22 million and £27 million being turned down by Tottenham.

And while Chelsea are considering making another bid of £35 million for the 25-year-old, United are keeping a close eye on whether the deal goes through, with Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly hoping to trump Chelsea at the right time.

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