June 2011 Transfer News and Rumours Luka Modric (£20m, The Sun) - Paul Scholes' retirement has thrust the spotlight on a vacant creative midfield berth at Old Trafford, and Luka Modric has been repeatedly tipped to fill it. Now, according to The Sun (who we thank for filling this morning's column), Tottenham are virtually resigned to losing the Croatian to United. "The word is that Sir Alex has already spoken directly to Harry and said how much he admires Modric and how much he wants him," a Spurs source tells the paper. "And as much as Harry wants to keep him he knows United can make an offer we just can't refuse." The validity of the source was then thrown into doubt when he or she added that Joe Cole was being coveted as a replacement. Wind-up merchant?