Bayern Munich forward Toni Kroos threw his gloves away in frustration at being substituted.
Bayern Munich forward Toni Kroos has been linked with a sensational move to Manchester United during the last few days.
The 24-year-old midfielder is reportedly unhappy at Bayern Munich as a result of an on-going contract dispute.
The German international is believed to want a salary that would place him near Bayern’s greatest earners – thought to be Phillip Lahm, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Bayern Munich’s CEO Karl-Heinze Rummenige spoke about the contract situation – explaining that the club remain hopeful of extending Kroos’ current deal which runs out in the summer of 2015, adding:
“I hope we can get an agreement with Toni Kroos. We have to find a contract that make Toni and Bayern happy”
"I am unable to rule anything out,"
"I am under contract with Bayern Munich (until June 2015). Actually there are yet no further talks (regarding a new contract) scheduled. I will therefore fully focus on the second half of the season.
"There are worse situations in life. I play for a top club, and under a top coach. I am pleased, and sometime in the future a decision will be made."
Following Bayern’s away game at Stuttgart, the away side found themselves 1-0 down and in the second-half Kroos reacted angrily to being substituted by throwing his gloves at the Bayern bench – with his replacement going on to find the equaliser.
The moment could be an omen for Manchester United – as similarly Juan Mata also reacted angrily to being substituted during Chelsea’s 3-0 victory at Southampton – before completing a £37m move to Old Trafford.
A deal in January looks unlikely - however with Manchester United reportedly speaking with one of Kroos’ advisers, Sascha Breese, perhaps another dramatic late January signing could be on the cards.