Manchester United will make a club-record £40 million bid for Toni Kroos and believe it will be enough to convince Bayern Munich to sell, reports the Daily Mirror.
David Moyes has placed German midfielder Kroos to be one of several big names to arrive at Old Trafford in what promises to be an unprecedented summer of spending from the fallen Premier League champions.
Manchester United seemed to be losing their bid to sign Kroos after the player himself suggested that he belonged to Bayern Munich following their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
However, the fact remains that Kroos is still struggling to agree a new contract with Pep Guardiola's side and has just over 12 months to run on his current deal. If he fails to sign an extension and Man United manager Moyes offers a huge £40m, the Bavarians will have little choice but to cash in.
A contract in the region of £250,000-a-week is being set up for Kroos should United manager to agree terms with Bayern; a wage that will more than double what Kroos is demanding from Bayern - £115,000-a-week.
Moyes believes that Kroos can become a pivotal cog in his new-look Manchester United team and Sir Alex Ferguson's successor is willing to part with a big chunk of his transfer budget in order to make a move happen.
However, Bayern remain reluctant to sell; a point reaffirmed by chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who told reporters: "[Kroos] will certainly play at Bayern next year."