MANCHESTER United boss David Moyes is desperate for some positive news in the transfer market.
The new Old Trafford manager has yet to make a major signing since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson.
And the Times reports that United are planning a £25m bid to sign Luka Modric, 27, from Real Madrid after coming to the reluctant realisation that they are unlikely to secure any of their primary transfer targets.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail claims Moyes is returning to England to prepare for showdown talks with striker Wayne Rooney.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror reports that Arsene Wenger is determined not to raise Arsenal’s £40m bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez – even if it means the transfer going to the wire.
Other transfer stories:
Daniel Levy will reluctantly bow to Gareth Bale’s desire to leave Tottenham if Real Madrid offer a world record £85m – plus a player – for the 24-year-old forward. Full story: Daily Mail
Man United are also keen on Bale if Tottenham decide they are ready to sell the 24-year-old this summer. Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea are resolute in their refusal to entertain any bids for David Luiz after it emerged Bayern Munich are considering a £34.5m move for the 26-year-old defender. Full story: the Telegraph
Cesc Fabregas’s agent has moved to reassure Barcelona the midfielder, 26, won’t be quitting the Catalan club for Manchester United this summer. Full story: Metro
Tottenham have entered the running to sign Steaua Bucharest’s 23-year-old defender Vlad Chiriches. Full story: talkSPORT
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring striker Didier Drogba, 35, back to Stamford Bridge as a player or coach. Full story: Daily Express