Kroos-Manchester United decision could be in two weeks: Bundesliga pundit

Toni Kroos & Julian Baumgartlinger

More speculation on Manchester United's top target courtesy of Bundesliga pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft.

Manchester United's interest in Toni Kroos is no secret, with the player's brother admitting last month that an offer was on the table.

The German international's contract at Bayern Munich runs down next summer, and he is said to want equal pay parity with the squad's top earners.

United were reported by The Mirror to be ready to offer him wages of £250,000 per week, which could exceed potential earnings at Bayern, but at Old Trafford he would have a guaranteed starting spot - while he was dropped for the club's Champions League last 16 second leg with Arsenal.

It was perhaps inevitable then that Bayern would draw United in the quarter-finals, but Bundesliga pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft has hinted the German champions may elect to get the midfielder's future tied up before they visit Old Trafford.

Bayern have been making steady progress over the past fortnight with regard to dealing with their soon-to-be out of contract players.

Last week they convinced winger Arjen Robben to sign a new deal at the club, and yesterday's news regarding Dante was another name on their check list to tick off.

The two were the big names Bayern needed to re-sign, and it's likely their attention will now switch to Kroos.

The international midfielder has always said he was putting off talks until the end of the season, but Bayern may just re-approach him with added determination in light of the Champions League draw.

Failing to do so will ensure talk over Kroos' future overshadows the ties and pre-match press conferences, and securing him on a new deal before the first leg would be like a victory for Pep Guardiola's side before the matches even kick off.

If there is to be news with regard to Kroos making a decision within the next fortnight, it's unlikely to be good for United. 

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