Current manager of The Red Devils, Jose Mourinho wants German midfielder, Toni Kroos to rejoin him at Old Trafford, according to reports.
The Portuguese tactician is believed to be preparing a dream signing of the player for £31m from the Spanish giant Real Madrid.
Mourinho is reported to be keen on adding the player to his midfield options, however likely the move would be for Kroos who has everything going for him at the Spanish outlet. Spanish news source Fichajes claims Manchester United are prepared to make an opening offer worth £31.2million for the German World Cup winner if he agrees to the move. Mourinho is reported to have told the board that he wants the player and that they should be prepared to do whatever it takes to land him this summer.
Manchester United missed out on signing the 26-year-old midfielder when he made the move to join Spain in 2014, despite being linked with a move to Old Trafford. Mourinho is looking at rewriting the story with the move to land the player this summer. His arrival would likely end Bastian Schweinsteiger’s short spell at United. The German has struggled with form and injuries since joining the club and is set to leave this summer with German clubs ready to pay for his services. The player is said to be taking home an astronomical £275,000 a week in wages and Mourinho is keen on offloading the ageing midfielder.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane would prefer to keep Kroos at the Bernabeu as he has been decent in his role. However, Zidane is also keen on landing Juventus’ Paul Pogba so he would be willing to listen to offers of at least £35m. Pogba has been impressive for Juve but might join Madrid if the price is right.