The Sun state that Tottenham star Luka Modric is ready to hand-in a transfer request in the next seven days.
The diminutive playmaker represented Croatia at Euro 2012 this summer, but with Slaven Bilic’s men being eliminated from the tournament in the group stages the player’s thoughts are believed to have switched to his club future.
Modric handed in a transfer request last summer, but had this rejected by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy as Chelsea offers were refused.
However, after the White Hart Lane club missed out on the Champions League for 2012-13 Modric looks set to try to leave the club once more.
It is believed that the star will ask to leave the side in writing in the next week, and as such will create a bidding war between Manchester United and Real Madrid this summer.
It is believed that Spurs would prefer to sell Modric abroad if he does leave, with a £30 million-plus deal expected to be required to convince Tottenham to sell.
By Gareth McKnight