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Manchester United linked with playmaker once more

Tottenham Hotspur's Luka ModricManchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Luka Modric once more, with The Sun even stating that a deal has already been completed.

The Red Devils are looking to bring in fresh faces after a trophyless 2011-12, and have been in the market for a central midfield playmaker for some time as a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.

After the signature of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund, new faces are expected at Old Trafford and the daily newspaper indicate that the Croatia international will be next.

Tottenham cruelly missed out on Champions League football for next season, and as such Harry Redknapp is expected to face a battle to keep his best players at White Hart Lane this summer.

Modric has been on the radar of a number of leading clubs for quite some time now, with Spurs turning down a number of offers from Chelsea and a transfer request from the player last summer.

However, it appears that the Red Devils are the frontrunners for the eastern European midfielder’s signature, with a £25 million fee, rising to £30m based on appearances and success, apparently having been agreed upon.

Modric’s wages if he moves to Old Trafford are thought to be in the £125,000 a week region, making him one of the top earners at the club.

Tottenham and United fans will eagerly keep an eye on the official website over the next 24 hours to see any news or progression to the rumour.

By Gareth McKnight

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