Kroos emerges as 25 millionpound target for Manchester United

25 January 2014 11:59

Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has dramatically emerged as a viable transfer target for Manchester United.

Red Devils boss David Moyes was escorted into Borussia Park, the home of Borussia Monchengladbach, by Kroos's agent Sascha Breese on Friday night after being alerted to a contract stand-off between the Germany international and Bayern.

His representative Breese, from Sports Total Agency, met Moyes and United coaches Phil Neville and Steve Round whilst sitting with them at the game.

It is believed Bayern forward Mario Mandzukic and Monchengladbach midfielder Patrick Hermann were the main two points of interest as Moyes booked his seat in the impressive Borussia Park.

The 24-year old, with a stack of Germany caps, would be the perfect fit for United's most urgent area in need of refurbishment, and the Germany midfielder could be prised away after stalling over a new deal at the Allianz Arena.

His current deal runs out at the end of next season, and Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted: 'It is always about money in every agreement, and talks have so far failed to lead to a new contract for Toni. We are interested in prolonging his stay with us.'

Bayern would doubtlessly demand for atleast £25m for their talented midfield maestro, but United have already illustrated their willingness to splash big money with the imminent £37m arrival of Juan Mata.

The German giants also hope to open contract talks with unhappy striker Mario Mandzukic after news of a fall-out between the Croatian striker, whose contract runs until 2016, and boss Pep Guardiola, who openly accused the 27 year-old of lacking enthusiasm in training and was consequently axed from the Spaniard's squad for Friday night's Bundesliga encounter with Monchengladbach.

‘Mandzukic could pack his bags,' said club legend Franz Beckenbauer. 'I see Lewandowski in the attack, his playing style is suited for (Pep) Guardiola's ideas than that of Mandzukic.

‘There are even more reasons why he could leave - even without him, Guardiola could still count on Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze in attack.’


Source: DSG