Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is determined to sign a central midfielder this summer. Ferguson has already added Borussia Dortmund ace Shinji Kagawa to his squad, but he wants a playmaker signing also.

L'Equipe says Tottenham's Croatia star Luka Modric, rated in the €30million class, and €26million-rated Thiago Alcantara of Barcelona are at the top of Ferguson's wish list.