Luka Modric wants to become Manchester ­United’s star summer ­signing.

Modric is ­prepared to refuse to be part of Real ­Madrid’s world record package to sign Tottenham star Gareth Bale in the hope United bid for him.

United boss David Moyes has suffered a frustrating summer so far.

He is yet to fully give up on Cesc ­Fabregas but has been forced to consider Modric as one of a number of ­alternative targets for the champions.