Red Devils just failed to land the water carrier on transfer deadline day.
Manchester City are planning on hijacking city rivals Manchester United’s planned move for coveted Bayern Munich holding midfielder Toni Kroos at the end of the season, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.
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The highly rated Germany international has been closely tracked by the Premier League champions of late, with Red Devils head coach David Moyes trying to land the player in a deal worth £25m on transfer deadline day after learning that the Bundesliga champions were willing to sell the 24-year-old.
However, with there not being enough time to be able to complete the deal before Friday’s night cut-off point Kroos, who has largely been out of favour for the Uefa Champions League holders under new boss Pep Guardiola so far this season, will now remain in Bavaria until the summer.
But Bayern are still understood to be willing to listen to offers for the German defensive midfielder at the end of the campaign, although now United are likely to face stiff competition for Kroos’s signature from Premier League leaders City.
And with City’s greater financial strength and power, they may well be able to offer Kroos, whose current deal at the Allianz Arena only runs until June 2015, a more attractive offer than United can.