Manchester United chiefs are convinced they can land Porto star Joao Moutinho for a knockdown fee. The Daily Mail says United are battling with Tottenham for Porto star Moutinho who worked with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas in his native Portugal.

A bid of £17m is expected to be enough to convince his club to sell as Tottenham seek a replacement for wantaway midfielder Luka Modric, while United eye the Portuguese as an alternative to the Croat.