German water carrier may quit the Allianz Arena this summer.
Premier League champions Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their long-running efforts to sign in-demand Bayern Munich holding midfielder Toni Kroos, although the Red Devils are also now set to face huge competition for the player’s signature from Serie A giants Juventus, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The highly rated Germany international’s future at the Allianz Arena has been in doubt for some time now, with new United head coach David Moyes even lodging a big-money bid with the Bundesliga champions for the 24-year-old in the recent January transfer window.
And despite the Uefa Champions League holders rejecting that offer out of hand for the defensive midfielder, United are still expected to return at the end of the campaign with a new and improved bid for Kroos, whose contract in Bavaria now only runs until June 30 2015.
However, recent revelations in German sports daily Bild regarding just how much the German currently earns at Bayern will have given Moyes and Co huge belief that they may be able to lure Kroos to Old Trafford next season.
And that is because the player is at present one of Bayern’s lowest-paid stars, with Kroos earning just £3.6m a year in Munich compared to the £9m a year that the likes of Franck Ribery are paid.