Man Utd receive fresh encouragement in bid for Spurs star Modric
Cole's move could pave the way for Modric to make a £28million switch to Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's first-choice playmaker as a replacement for Paul Scholes is Wesley Sneijder but his Inter Milan wages of £170,000 a week after tax is a serious obstacle.
Modric earns just a fraction of that and Spurs could be tempted to sell and bring in transfer funds after landing a like-for-like replacement in Cole. The player has also indicated that he would like to move to Old Trafford to play Champions League football again.