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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Toni Kroos open to move to Premier League with Manchester United keen

Published 10/03/2014|11:44

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Toni Kroos is believed to be long-term Man United target.
Toni Kroos is believed to be long-term Man United target.

Toni Kroos has alerted Manchester United to his availability by saying a move to the Premier League "is a possibility for me".

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The Premier League champions, struggling in David Moyes's first season in charge at Old Trafford, have been heavily linked with the Bayern Munich midfielder, who has so far failed to agree a new contract with the German heavyweights amid a row over wages.

Head coach Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the 24-year-old Germany international, who has played more minutes this season than any of Bayern's other midfielders. But Kroos is unhappy that his current contract, which expires in June 2015, pays just over half the salary of team-mate Mario Gotze, and talks over a new deal have reached an impasse.

Speaking in Munich before Bayern's Champions League round of 16 second leg with Arsenal tomorrow, Kroos said about his future: "No decision has been made. It is no secret that the Premier League is a possibility for me."

Kroos was more positive about Bayern's chances of reaching the quarter-finals of Europe's premier competition. The Bundesliga leaders have a 2-0 advantage after the first leg at the Emirates.

"We've won the last 15 or 16 games," he said. "Every player wants to win. We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant."

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