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United hoping £40m will convince Bayern to sell Toni Kroos


The Red Devils will make a staggering club-record £40million bid for Toni Kroos to try to tempt Bayern Munich into selling the midfielder.

United boss David Moyes wants the German international to be his key signing of the summer – and the Old Trafford money men are ready to back the project.

The Reds hope to turn Bayern’s head with the sky-high figure for a player who will be entering the final year of his contract.

Moyes wants Kroos so badly United will commit to the offer, although the numbers are much higher than they should be for the player.

Kroos could quit Bayern for nothing in the summer of 2015, so a mega-bid would give them a real dilemma.

United think they can persuade Kroos to walk away from the Bundesliga and European champions by offering a Wayne Rooney-style contract – as we first revealed in February.

However, The hardest part is making a major European rival sell to them – even though they will probably not be competing in the same competition next season with United 10 points adrift of the Premier League’s fourth and final Champions League place and just six games to go.

But supremo Ed Woodward and the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, are willing to back Moyes’ judgement, even if it will mean Kroos is the third midfielder he has bought after Marouane Fellaini last summer and Juan Mata in january.

Moyes thinks Kroos can be the making of his team and is willing to commit a big chunk of his summer budget to the deal.

The Bavarian giants want to keep the 24-year-old, with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stating: “[Kroos] will certainly play at Bayern next year.”

The player himself said after Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw between the sides at Old Trafford: “It is a beautiful stadium. But I belong to Bayern Munich and that’s good.”

Written by Steve Milne


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