Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos has allegedly told his fellow teammates that he wants to leave the German giants.
The 24-year-old German international has been at loggerheads with the Bayern board for much of the season over reported contract disputes.
It is said that Kroos is looking for a contract to match top earners Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, although it appears the Bayern board aren’t willing to budge.
The German press BILD reported in February Bayern’s wage structure and how much each player earns. Toni Kroos’ frustrations were made evident as his reported €4.5m a year falls incredibly short of the reported €12m that Ribery earns and the €10m which Lahm and Schweinsteiger take in.
Toni Kroos has started 22 Bundesliga matches this season, averaging a 91.8% pass success rate from over 2,000 passes throughout the season.
Manchester United have been tracking the player for much of the season, and the Bayern star is exactly the sort of ball-playing midfielder that David Moyes and his men desperately need.
The Mirror report that despite Bayern’s insistence that Kroos will remain in Munich, Manchester United are willing to offer £40m for the German maestro – whose contract runs out in 2015 – and an impressive £200,000-a-week.
With Manchester United expected to face their target in Wednesday's Champions League clash, don’t be surprised to see some of the United players whisper sweet nothings after the game in a bid to draw him to Old Trafford this summer.