Manchester United are set to launch an audacious bid for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, according to the Daily Express.

Modric has struggled to impose himself in the Real Madrid line-up after making the move from Tottenham to Madrid last summer and Manchester United are ready to offer the Croatian a move back to the Premier League.

New manager David Moyes’ bid of £26million for former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas was rejected by Barcelona and United believe they will not be able to lure the midfielder away from the Camp Nou.

Arsene Wenger too has come out and ridiculed United’s bid for his former player claiming Fabregas will remain with the Spanish champions next season.

As such, United have decided to turn their attention towards former Spurs man Modric who has had a rather indifferent first season at Madrid.

Having seen their transfer targets being picked up by other clubs, with Thiago Alcantara moving to Bayern Munich and Kevin Strootman moving to Roma, Moyes is desperate to land a marquee signing this summer.

And have identified the Croatian playmaker as the ideal man to solve his midfield and transfer troubles.

With the World Cup looming next year, Modric will be looking for regular first-team appearances and this is something United can guarantee the 27-year-old star.

Moyes is said to be looking for a player with sufficient Premier League experience and with Modric having spent four seasons at Tottenham before his move to Madrid, the Scot feels the playmaker would bring good value to the club.

United's chief executive Ed Woodward flew home from United's pre-season tour of Australia to attend urgent transfer business and with the Red Devils embroiled in several transfer sagas, he may well be occupied over the next few days.


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