Kroos to United deal off

23 May 2014 09:39

Louis van Gaal has denied Manchester United’s interest in German international Tony Kroos (24), in what was touted to be the Dutch-man’s first signing after taking charge of the red devils.

The Bayern Munich midfielder was expected to move to Old-Trafford this season, with his contract with the German club running out in one year time.

United have been suffering from lack of midfield depth since the retirement of Paul Scholes and Kroos was sought as the answer to their problem.

However Louis Van-Gaal announced that his team were not going to break the bank to buy Kroos as Manchester United have also been linked with Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman and Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has suggested he is keen to keep Kroos and the club are looking to extend his contract, but have warned the player that they would not go out of their way to keep him.

Club president Karl Hopfner told German magazine kicker: “We will not overstep certain financial limits.”

Kroos responded to the Hopfner’s comments in an interview with German newspaper Bild, “I have to accept and respect it, but honestly, I had expected nothing else when I turned down the club's offer earlier this year.” – he said.

Source: DSG