With Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso being ruled out for 2-3 months due to a metatarsal injury, that has impacted Manchester United’s chances of trying to secure a deal to sign Luka Modric, according to reports in the English press.
Manchester United are still trying to sign a creative midfielder, and Modric would have been an ideal fit especially considering that the Old Trafford club have been unable to lure Cesc Fabregas away from Barcelona.
The timing of the Alonso injury is unfortunate for both Modric and United. Meanwhile, the search continues for another midfielder. Could Willian or Yohan Cabaye be a suitable option instead?
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Manchester United move for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric hit by injury to Xabi Alonso — Metro
- Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Greek winger Charis Mavrias — Sunderland AFC
- Willian expects to finalise Tottenham deal in time to make his debut this weekend — Metro
- Tottenham Daniel Levy does not want Coentrao as part of a deal for Bale — Marca
- Luka Modric tells Croatian teammates he could leave Real Madrid for Man United — 101GG
- Liverpool transfers: Tiago Ilori is a target again folowing Coates’ injury — The Mirror
- Everton start process of asking fans to help them with a new crest for club — Everton FC
- Marouane Chamakh reveals blackmail case stalled Arsenal career — The Guardian
- Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair set for WBA medical — Sky Sports
- Recovering Sunderland star Steven Fletcher on verge of first-team comeback — Sunderland Echo
- Barcelona sign Manchester City footballer Denis Suarez — A Bola
- We do not need to sell Baines or Fellaini to Manchester United, says Roberto Martinez — Telegraph
- Michael Laudrup hints that Roland Lamah could leave club — Evening Post
- Xbox One and Kinect won’t be sold separately, Microsoft confirms — The Verge
- Manchester City to wait for more offers before letting Gareth Barry move to Everton on loan — The Mail
- PS4 is a return to the spirit of the early PlayStation days, says the man who built it — The Verge
- Arsenal transfer news: Spurs ask about Lukas Podolski — Metro
- Newcastle boss Alan Pardew asks fans to judge side after Fulham clash — Shield Gazette
- 20 young Premier League players to watch — BBC Sport
- El Salvador provisionally suspends 22 players for match-fixing — Eurosport
- FIFA’s Valcke puts pressure on Russia over anti-gay law — Inside World Football
- Chicago Fire exec has a meltdown in an open letter to fans, calling out those who said he was “a shitty hire” — Chicago Fire
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