Van Gaal to discard Moyes’ shortlist and pursue fresh targets.
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has cancelled the club’s pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, according to The Metro.
Kroos was one of the players that former boss David Moyes identified as a top summer target, but Van Gaal, who was officially appointed earlier this week, is apparently unwilling to sanction a move for the 24-year-old.
Van Gaal, who will focus on club matters after he leads the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup, is keen to draw up his own shortlist of targets, rather than pick and chose from those that were lined up by Moyes.
The Dutchman is believed to be keen on Bayern’s Thomas Muller, 24.
However, The Guardian claim that the Bundesliga champions are unwilling to sell the Germany international, who has 47 senior caps to his name, and that the player has no intention of leaving the Allianz Arena.
Kroos scored three goals and provided nine assists in 41 Bundesliga and Champions League games this season, while Muller netted 18 goals and made 11 assists in 43 outings across the two competitions.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is understood to be on Van Gaal’s wish-list.