The Bayern Munich midfielder looks like wrapping up a move to Spain in the coming days.
Long-term Manchester United target Toni Kroos finally looks like leaving Bayern Munich, after months of speculation about a transfer away from the German giants - however, despite it looking likely for so long, he won't be heading to Old Trafford but to the sunnier climes of Madrid.
Rumours before the World Cup hinted that Real had stepped into the chase for the 24-year-old, who had looked set for a switch to the Premier League earlier on in the season after failing to agree an improved extension with Bayern to a contract that was set to expire next summer.
This was followed by the player himself admitting after Germany's World Cup triumph that he would be making the move to the Champions League winners.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge followed by saying that nothing was done yet, before updating on Tuesday that negotiations were underway.
Kroos is in Spain at the moment, though is said to just be holidaying in Majorca while the clubs discuss his transfer.
That hasn't stopped questions on a transfer coming his way though. When pressed by a reporter for Spanish paper AS when he expects a move to be completed, the German international said he'll "be going to Madrid either tomorrow or the day after."
Sky Sports are suggesting a fee of around £20 million being asked by Bayern, which seems reasonable given his impressive contribution to Germany's fourth World Cup win in Brazil.
For such a figure, many United fans may feel he would have been well worth signing for Louis van Gaal's first season in charge.