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Manchester United switch attention from Sneijder to Modric

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Manchester United have reportedly outlined signing Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric as a summer priority, and have given up on the idea of prising Wesley Sneijder away from the San Siro.

The Premier League have been frequently linked with Sneijder over the past 12 months or so, and the Inter Milan playmaker appeared to be the ideal successor to Paul Scholes.

However, according to Goal.com, Sir Alex Ferguson will now instead focus on bringing Modric to Old Trafford, while Sneijder has emerged as a target for both Chelsea and Manchester City.

Modric almost joined Chelsea last summer, but Spurs rejected a number of bids from the Blues and he remained at White Hart Lane.

The Croatia international has been an integral member of Harry Redknapp's side once again this season, but his head may be turned should Manchester United formalise any interest.

However, Spurs would hope the likelihood of Champions League qualification for next season may be enough to persuade Modric to extend his stay with the club and reject the advances of United.

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