Manchester United are reportedly ready to revive their interest in Luka Modric, if they fail to recruit their primary midfield target Cesc Fabregas.
The Red Devils have already seen two bids rejected by Barcelona for Fabregas. David Moyes still retains his interest in the former Arsenal talisman but is well aware the move is becoming increasingly difficult. And, according to The Times, the United manager is now exploring the possibility of an approach for Real Madrid playmaker Modric.
The Croatia international, who also has a reputation in the Premier League like Fabregas, moved to the Spanish capital from Tottenham Hotspur in a highly protracted transfer saga last summer. However, he failed to establish himself in the Meringues' star-studded line-up and was voted as the La Liga worst signing of the season.
The report claims Moyes is now weighing up a £25m offer for Modric. The 27-year-old has been a long-time target for United, with the Red Devils having attempted to sign the player from Spurs before he moved to Madrid.
Moyes recently admitted that signing a midfielder was his priority heading into his first season in charge at Old Trafford. Fabregas remains the Scot's top target but he has now realised the transfer has become more complicated in recent weeks, especially after Barcelona sold playmaker Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich and the Gunners continue to hold first refusal on Fabregas.
"I've never at any time said that we would get him [Fabregas]. We've just made offers that have been rejected. I couldn't tell if there will be another bid but obviously we'll take stock of it and decide what we're going to do next," Moyes said.
"We hoped we would [have signed players by now], but what we've got here already is a really good squad of players. Undoubtedly, we're hoping to add to it, and I'm confident we will do before the window shuts. We've got until September 2 this year, that's transfer deadline day, so I'm confident we'll have players in by then," he added.