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Toni Kroos to Man Utd: Pundit gives insight into Real Madrid star’s future

MANCHESTER UNITED have no chance of signing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos in the summer, according to pundit Steve Nicol.

Manchester United are reportedly desperate to sign Toni Kroos in the summer and have made him their No 1 transfer target.

The Independent claim Jose Mourinho wants the Real Madrid star as part of a midfield three, alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

The Red Devils have a long-standing interest in the Germany international and attempted to sign him in 2014 – prior to him moving to the Bernabeu.

However, ESPN pundit Steve Nicol thinks United are wasting their time pursuing the 28-year-old as he will not leave Real.

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“Real Madrid have had some problems this year but Toni Kroos has not been one of them,” he told ESPN TV.

“If they’re going to make changes it is going to be up front.

“It is not going to be in the middle of the park.”

Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl is said to be another midfielder on United’s wishlist, should they fail to sign Kroos.

And Jose Mourinho has made it patently obvious he will sign a central midfielder in the summer at all costs.

“We need to sign a midfield player because we are going to lose Michael Carrick. Of course, we need balance in the team,” he said.

“Some of you [the media] keep saying that we are going to buy that striker, that winger, that left winger, that right winger.

“You can accuse me of many things, but you cannot say that I lied to you. When I don’t want to say things, I don’t say [them].

“But I don’t take you in other directions. We are looking and we are going to try to sign a midfield player.”

Source: www.express.co.uk

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