English champions Manchester United are reportedly trying to make a revamped bid for London-based Premiership rival Tottenham’s Croatian playmaker Luka Modric, although it was mentioned previously very clearly that the Spurs are not interested in selling the player.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, previously, had warned Premiership teams Chelsea and Manchester United that placing any kind of bid for the Croatian would be a waste of time for the clubs as Spurs are not willing to let go of the player in January.
Although Modric, 26, was earlier linked to Chelsea and wanted to move to Stamford Bridge, remained at the White Hart Lane, and has since played a big role in helping the team in the current season which has propelled them to third position in the Premier League.
Tottenham succeeded in holding on to Modric this summer although they received as many as three offers for the Croatian. The biggest offer was reported to be somewhere around £40 million made by Chelsea, only to be turned down later by chairman Daniel Levy.
Now United are ready once again to try their luck and bring the player to Old Trafford to try and challenge the dominance of local rivals Manchester City on the domestic league. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to bolster the squad’s midfield as it has failed to live up to the expectations in this season, thus far.
Moreover, the United boss has lost a number of players due to injuries and the likes of Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher are all out. The Old Trafford side have struggled to break down the opposition and have only managed to acquire hard fought 1-0 wins, which is highly unlikely of them.
It is believed that United are preparing a sum of around £30 million for Modric, according to a Daily Express report.
Luka Modric, who arrived from Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb in 2008 for a total fee of £16.5 million, has made 132 appearances for the Spurs.