Manchester United are lining up a £25m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, the Metro understands.
The Premier League champions are ready to revive their interest in the former Tottenham Hotspur man as they struggle to land their primary transfer targets.
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Manchester United are lining up at £26million move for Cesc Fabregas after losing out on Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich, the Metro understands.
The club was originally linked with a move for the former Arsenal man earlier this summer, though they appeared to turn their attention to his Barcelona teammate following his impressive performances at last month’s European Championships, where he captained the Spanish under 21’s to glory.
European Champions Bayern Munich could scupper Manchester United’s hopes of singing Thiago Alcantara, the Telegraph understands.
The Red Devils arrived in Bangkok for the start of their pre-season tour this morning with a degree of uncertainty surrounding their top transfer target this summer, who himself is set to resume pre-season training with Barcelona.
Manchester United will complete the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona this week, the Daily Star understands.
The Spanish under 21 captain has agreed a five year deal with the Premier League champions, and will cost an initial £17; a figure which could rise to £20m with additional payments.
David Moyes is set for his first press conference as Manchester United manager this afternoon, with one subject in particular expected to dominate proceedings.
Questions still remain over the future of Wayne Rooney, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since former manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that the player has handed in a transfer request toward the end of last season.
Manchester United have named Phil Neville as first team coach, and made Ryan Giggs a player coach from immediate effect.
Neville returns to Old Trafford after eight years with Everton, where he played under new United manager David Moyes, and the 36 year old arrived at Carrington this morning ahead of commencing his new role.
Barcelona are set to hold last-minute talks with Thiago Alcantara, in an attempt to persuade the midfielder to turn down a move to Manchester United, according to the Mail Online.
The Premier League champions have reportedly agreed personal terms with the 22 year old, who recently captained Spain to victory in the European under 21 Championships in Israel.
The Express claims that reports in Spain suggest that Manchester United could accept a swap deal for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, which could see Wayne Rooney move in the opposite direction.
The Premier League champions are believed to be closing in on a move to Old Trafford for a reduced price of £15m due to a release clause in his contract.
Manchester United have been linked with a last-minute bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, after it was revealed that the Uruguayan is yet to seal a move to Chelsea.
The Blues are the odds on favourites to land the 26 year old, after it was reported on Napoli’s official radio station that a deal had been agreed, though the player’s agent has insisted that nothing has been finalised.
Incoming Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will consider an approach for Wayne Rooney if he fails to resolve his differences with Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
Bookmakers have slashed the odds on the England international moving to the Bernabeu, with his Old Trafford future remaining in doubt.