Toni Kroos to Real Madrid?

Toni Kroos to Real Madrid?


Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos is a summer target for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish giants join Manchester United in the chase for the German international, after his relationship with Bayern has deteriorated after several contract negotiations.

The main problem is that Kroos is demanding wages in excess of 220,000 euros a week, something that Bayern are refusing to offer, and the German would be offered that at any of the three clubs chasing him.

Barcelona are looking at replacements for their ageing midfield, as Xavi is now 34 years old and  Andres Iniesta, 29, so the signing of the 24-year-old would add younger legs to a tiring midfield.

Similarly for Real Madrid, Kroos would possibly replace Xabi Alonso as Alonso is starting to suffer injuries and lack of fitness.

Kroos may replace the outgoing German Sami Khedira at the Bernabeu, as Chelsea look to step up their interest in the former Stuttgart man.

Kroos made his debut for Bayern in 2007 before a short loan spell with Bayer Leverkusen in 2009. He has since gone on to make 187 appearances for the Bundesliga side and played a big part in their Champions League success last season.