Modric Next On Hit List As Fergie’s Summer Spending Set To Continue

By on June 6, 2012

With the summer transfer window now open, we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today sees Manchester United linked with a double swoop on Tottenham and Everton.

Luka Modric

Manchester United will continue their summer spending with a double swoop for Tottenham’s Luka Modric and Everton’s Leighton Baines, according to the Mirror.

United have already agreed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa for an initial £12m fee, that could rise to £17m depending on appearances and performance.

However, the Mirror report that Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to further strengthen his squad in a bid to wrestle back the Premier League title from rivals Manchester City next season, and top of his wish-list are long-term targets Baines and Modric.

Despite the arrival of Kagawa, Fergie is understood to still be keen on adding more creativity to his midfield and landing Modric remains a priority this summer. Tottenham will do all they can to resist United’s advances and may try and price the Manchester club out of a move, however the player has hinted he will consider his future after this summers European championships.

Left back is believed to be an area Fergie would like to add to and Baines is his number one target but United could be put off by Everton’s asking price for the player.

FT Verdict

United have long been linked with Baines and Modric and no doubt Fergie is interested in the pair, but it’s going to prove difficult to land either of them.

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Everton won’t sell Baines on the cheap and i can’t see United paying what it will take to buy him. Same goes for Modric. Daniel Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator and won’t be bullied into selling the Croatian. There were rumours he turned down a £40m bid from Chelsea last summer, and there is no way Fergie will spend that kind of money on him.

Would you like Baines and Modric at Old Trafford? What do Tottenham fans think about Modric’s future? Get involved in the comments section.

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27 Comments

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  2. barry mitchell

    June 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

    fergie wants to get modric on the cheap 2so that one wont happen. stories of spurs quoting him 32 million were downright lies and fergie would be very lucky to get him at such a low price after already refusing 38 million from chelsea.
    pay up or look elsewhere fergie because your manipulating days are over with the big money boys knocking you out of the ballpark.

  3. Benny

    June 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    The author of this article should be the script-writer for Jackanory.

  4. prince gawshaal

    June 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

    bring on JORDI ALBA & KEVIN STROOTMAN …

    • Shalihin

      June 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Exactly! I hope these modric n baines news are just rumours. I prefer Strootman and Alba. Both younger and better

  5. AlphaT

    June 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Yaaaaaaaaaawn this is a serious borefest! Very little news out there for rag journo’s so they decide to just make stuff up! Modric would not be sold to a EPL rival especially at that price!? Hope you all die of mutated ebola X AIDS with festering boils!

  6. Paul

    June 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Modric will not join Manchester utd! If he does leave spurs, which is possible it will be abroad! Utd are not exactly spurs’ rivals, but spurs will not strengthen a team which they are trying to catch up and compete with, even for 38million! Plus modric is pure class so who could tottenham buy with that cash? Several mediocre players! Unlikely!

    • AlphaT

      June 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Paul how are they not rivals? they compete in the same league against the same opposition for the same possible titles? Your comment makes very little sense

    • Ben A

      June 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      You are jealous of man u

  7. Dave inchicore

    June 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Ehh big money boys knocking us off the ball park, Manu over £300 million turnover 75000 fans very week, and ohh nearly forgot 679 million fans world wide, we are the big money boys, as fergie is not finished spending by a long shot, modric, strooman, Haines, etc, 20 league title around the corner.

    • Peter4Spurs

      June 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Retard!! You are the big I.O.U boys – remeber that little old thing call debt? Still owe about £1/2 billion + interest !!! how can you afford £50million for Modric? That is why Fergi had to buy a little Jap, so he can boost earnings in the far east not coz he is that great, title No20 is miles away for you lot … and at the rate you are ageing in your squad I see another Chelski (6th) coming on … COYZ

      • BradleyG

        June 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

        you’re talking out of your arse Peter4Spurs.

        • Peter4Spurs

          June 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

          Nah Im not but by the smell of thing’s .. U R

        • AlphaT

          June 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

          You will be in the mix for the title but I doubt Manure will win the EPL title again for at least another season, you wont get Modric waste of your efforts give up now and try with more likely targets! You know that Manure is in financial shakey grounds they definately need to pay off their debts before trying to commit to trying to acquire a player way outside what fergie the bacon faced one will be willing to pay, he scoffed at the 70mil that was quoted for his so called top three targets one of which was modric, which would demand 50mil of that 70 he scoffed at, and you wreckon you can sign the other 2 targets for less than 20mil, you are living a dream!

      • mark

        June 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        last time i looked spurs begain with an S not Z COYZ? who’s the retard?

        • AlphaT

          June 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

          Come On You Zionists?

  8. Weallhatebitters

    June 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Retard

  9. George

    June 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    So who will start the Bale rumours tomorrow?

    • AlphaT

      June 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      They started already today George, Schity apparently trying to entice him over using Ade and Johnson plus cash as a makeweight, I say if they give us those 2 and pay for our stadium it would be worth a look at, other than that they can jog on!

  10. mohammed ibn amemasor

    June 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    FERGI, PLEASE LETS GET MODRICH NO MATTER HOW MUCH HE WILL COST US. UNITED HAVE BEEN ANGERED FOR FAR TOO LONG BY THE NOISY NEIGHBORS.

  11. mark

    June 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    rather have sniejder at that price.

  12. Ganiyu Itopa Suleiman

    June 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Fergi, please sell Nani, Barbatov, Anderson, Park, Macheda and Bebe. Then use the money to get us Gaitan, Dembele, Modric, Alba and J Martinez

  13. Jezzy

    June 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Spurs fans are gay

    • AlphaT

      June 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Real mature!

    • PSG Rooney !

      June 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Funny .. Coming from a bloke called Jessie !!!

  14. dawit

    June 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

    PLEASE FERGA Transfer modrice alba and kagawa

  15. Sunday akpan

    June 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Fergie please make surw that modric is at old traford.

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