Manchester United are making their opening bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric. The Mirror says United are ready to test Tottenham's resolve to keep Modric - with a £22million bid.

The Croatia midfielder has been on Sir Alex Ferguson's wish-list for some time.

But although Tottenham value him at around £30m, United are unwilling to pay that much for the 26-year-old playmaker.

Spurs will hold out for as much money as they can, and United are certain to have to increase their initial offer.