Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos.
The Daily Mail have reported that the Bavarians may be forced to listen to offers in excess of £20million for the player's services this summer as Bayern have halted negotiations with the German international's representatives.
Kroos, who is currently earning £60,000-a-week at the Allianz Arena, wants to be handed a pay rise of up to £150,000-a-week.
However it now appears that discussions regarding his future have been put on hold until after this summer's World Cup.
And, by the time the summer comes around, the midfielder will be in the final 12 months of his contract meaning the German outfit may have to offload the star in the next transfer window.
As things stand, Bayern and Kroos appear to be a long way off agreeing a new deal and Manchester United will now be hoping to secure the midfielder's signature.
The Red Devils have struggled in the midfield department in recent years and Kroos would certainly bring added stability to David Moyes' midfield.
For now though Kroos and Manchester United will be gearing themselves up as the Red Devils and Bayern are set to go head-to-head in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final next week.
Manchester United and the European holders meet in the first leg at Old Trafford on April 1 and it remains to be seen as to whether Kroos will be handed a starting role in the tie.