by John Cross
Big-spending Paris Saint Germain have made a move for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric.
The oil-backed French side could end up wrecking Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s hopes of landing Croatia midfielder Modric , as it is believed they are ready to offer £30million-plus.
United have already had a £22m bid knocked back, and Ferguson is growing frustrated in his attempts to land Modric.
PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has identified Modric as one of his top targets this summer, and had scouts at Croatia’s Euro 2012 win over the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.
Tottenham refused to sell Modric last summer when Chelsea targeted him and chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to allow him to go without a fight this time.
It is also believed Modric would prefer a move to Old Trafford rather than PSG, but the French club have made things very complicated for Fergie as he attempts to land him.
Modric insists he is only focused on Euro 2012 and is refusing to elaborate on his future.
He said: “I’m with the national team. I am a Spurs player and it’s not down to me to speak about it.”
This latest development is a further concern for Spurs, who are also facing major uncertainty over manager Harry Redknapp this summer.
Redknapp, who has one year left on his current £3m-a-year contract, has stated publicly that he wants a new deal but negotiations with Levy have reached breaking point.
Tottenham will not give Redknapp a new contract this summer and are prepared to allow him to go into the final year of his deal.
But those tactics may leave Redknapp’s future at the club in doubt, especially as a Middle Eastern consortium is ready to offer him a job in Qatar.