David Moyes has targeted Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric as his first big name signing as Manchester United manager, after seemingly missing out on the chance to sign Cesc Fabregas, according to the Daily Star.
United have given up hope of landing the Barcelona midfielder, after having two bids rejected and being told by the Catalan giants he is not for sale at any price.
Moyes has now turned his attentions to former Tottenham man Modric, who was reportedly on his original list of targets before attentions turned to Fabregas.
The Croatian has failed to earn a regular starting place since moving to the Bernabeu last summer, and would reportedly be keen on a move back to the Premier League.
The 27-year-old has been linked with Manchester United several times over the course of his career, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson supposedly keen to bring him to Old Trafford before his switch to White Hart Lane in 2008, and again last summer before he opted for a move to Spain.
Moyes has identified Marouane Fellaini as another potential target, but is well aware the Belgian is a completely different type of player to the playmaker he originally had in mind.
Moyes will hope to land Modric for around £30million, hoping the signing will appease some United fans who have grown frustrated with the lack of transfer activity so far this summer.
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