Headlined on the front pages of the Spanish newspaper Marca, Bayern Munich are reportedly unwilling to negotiate the sale of Toni Kroos to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The title reads; ‘Bayern will not negotiate for Kroos. The German has offered himself to Los Blancos but his club are unwilling to open the door’.
Bayern Munich’s stance over their midfielder comes just one month after a similar story surrounding Manchester United, who were hot in his heels for much of last season.
The German international midfielder is currently in the midst of an on-going contract dispute with the Bundesliga champions, as the 24-year-old wants a big pay rise on his deal which expires in 2015 whilst Bayern are unwilling to oblige.
It appears the Bavarian outfit would rather make an example of their midfielder, proving that they won’t follow suit and pay over the odds to such inflated demands.
Man United, desperately craving a midfielder in the mould of Toni Kroos, were nevertheless willing to take advantage of the situation by offering the midfielder a way out by reportedly offering to pay the wages which he desires.
New boss Louis Van Gaal appeared on board to make Kroos their number one summer acquisition, yet Bayern Munich proved a huge stumbling block by refusing to negotiate with the Red Devils - regardless of the extravagant fees which were branded about.
United have since backed out of a deal and have moved on to other targets, and this has left the door open for Real Madrid to show their hand by declaring their interest.
Reported by another Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, the talented midfielder is said to have told his club that he wants to move to the Los Blancos, and that his agent Volker Struth has met with directors at the Spanish club three times in a bid to thrash out a deal.
Unfortunately for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, Bayern Munich appear to be extremely stubborn in this case and unless and they receive an offer of such proportions, Toni Kroos’ future remains with the Bavarians for at least one more season.