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Manchester United and Toni Kroos 'advance' - but two deals more likely

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Manchester United may have more success of landing two alternatives to Kroos, according to a fresh report.

Manchester United are confident they are making strides regarding Toni Kroos' signature, according to ESPN sources.

A new report on the website writes that 'the United hierarchy is now confident the principles of an agreement are in place' - but go onto add crucially that Bayern Munich are likely to continue to resist the club's advances.

It goes onto state that the saga could well continue beyond the World Cup regarding the German international.

So it's a little bit 'as you were' for now, and United fans shouldn't necessarily buy into the claims that it's much closer than it was just yet.

The key reason is in the last two lines of the report, which state there are two players who United may actually have more success with regarding signing them, than Toni Kroos.

"Surprisingly, United may enjoy more success in bringing in one of Arturo Vidal from Juventus or Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas. While there is a belief that the Chilean midfielder can be secured relatively cheaply in relation to his standing, Barca may also be "open-minded" about offers for Fabregas."

Any three of the players would be astounding acquisitions, and United need to add one of the stature to show they mean business.

The Red Devils swung and missed at several high profile targets last summer, and ended up panic-buying Marouane Fellaini.

With new manager Louis van Gaal at the helm, with a reputation in world football up there with the best, their chances this time around will be dramatically improved.

Juventus' Vidal may just be a better signing than Kroos or Fabregas, and if United are able to prise him away from Turin it will be excellent business indeed.


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