Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has urged his club’s directors to open negotiations with Real Madrid about a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, according to reports.
Kroos has been the subject of much speculation as his contract at the German champions expires next year, and he has so far failed to agree a new deal at the Allianz Arena. He is keen to be put among the top earners at the club alongside the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery, and will look elsewhere if he isn’t paid what he feels he deserves.
He had been linked with a switch to Manchester United, and former Red Devils boss David Moyes was keen to sign him. Despite the fact that Kroos’ former manager at Bayern, Louis Van Gaal, will take over the hotseat at Old Trafford after the World Cup, the midfielder would prefer a move to Madrid.
Spanish paper El Confidencial claims Kroos and his representatives have met officials from the club at least three times to discuss personal terms.
Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be keen on strengthening his midfield options, having played Angel di Maria in a more unfamiliar central role in the past season. As well as Toni Kroos, another option he is looking at is PSG’s Marco Verratti.