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Man Utd, Real Madrid target Modric to make formal Spurs transfer demand

Luka Modric is ready to formally request a transfer from Tottenham.

The Sun says Modric plans to submit a written transfer at Tottenham in the next seven days to trigger a £30million-plus tug-of-war between Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The Croatian midfielder had refused to put in a formal request after being told by Spurs he would be held until his contract runs out in 2016.

Now Tottenham are looking for up to £40m for Modric, 26, who is on holiday after Croatia's exit from Euro 2012.

United are keen on an all-cash deal while Madrid prefer a cash-plus-players arrangement.

Modric's agent has held discreet talks with Madrid and says a proposition will be made to Tottenham in the next few days.

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