A report in the Guardian earlier this week claimed Manchester United were offering Toni Kroos £260,000-a-week to move from Bayern Munich this summer.
It was a huge amount of money, but given United’s need for a quality central midfielder, and the German international’s reputation, it appeared a necessary sacrifice to make to bring the 24-year-old to Old Trafford.
When his current manager Pep Guardiola then went on record to say the player’s future was in his own hands, it appeared he could be edging closer to a summer switch to England.
And yet now Kroos’ agent has thrown something of a spanner in the works, by denying that an official contract offer has been presented.
In quotes published by Sport 1, Volker Struth said, “There is no official contract offer presented. Lastly, there is no need to submit an official offer; because Toni Kroos will play at Bayern at least until 2015.”
That sentiment echoes the thoughts of Bundesliga journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft who claimed exactly that last weekend – that Kroos would remain at the Allianz Arena for another season with a likely free transfer in 2015.
All we know for sure is that the rumours will keep coming all summer long, and considering we have not even reached that point yet, get ready for a flurry or claims and counter-claims. United fans will simply be hoping that this summer they get some of those oft-touted targets.