Luka Modric has been backed to join Manchester United this summer.
Modric has been linked with United since last summer, as have Chelsea, who failed with several bids for the playmaker, including one worth around £40million.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has insisted over the past year that the Croatia international is not for sale, but he looks set to face yet another fight to keep hold of the 26-year-old.
United are believed to be ready to launch a bid for Modric after missing out on Eden Hazard, who snubbed both the Red Devils and their rivals Manchester City last week to sign for Chelsea.
And following reports on Friday morning suggesting United are closing in on a deal for Modric (see Related Articles), bookmakers William Hill make him just 9/4 to take to the pitch in a United shirt on the opening day of the 2012/13 Premier League season.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly told Crunchsports.com: "After just missing out on the title this season, United are aiming to come back with a bang and the signings of [Shinji] Kagawa and Modric certainly indicate their intentions right at the start of the summer."
United earlier this week agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kagawa, and are also keen on signing Everton and England defender Leighton Baines, who is seen as a long-term replacement for left-back Patrice Evra.
Modric, who is thought to be keen on a summer move to a club playing in the Champions League recently admitted he was ready to seek a move after Euro 2012.
"I will decide about my future after the Euros," he said.
"I will make the decision where to continue my career. I’m ready for the big tests."
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