Manchester United are willing to make Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos one of the club’s highest-paid players in order to lure him away from the Allianz Arena this summer.
According to the Guardian, the Red Devils are offering the 24-year-old Germany international a whopping £260,000 a week - more than three times the amount Kroos currently receives from Bayern Munich, the reigning European and Bundesliga champions, who insist the midfielder will be going nowhere this summer.
However, Kroos’s contract expires in the summer of 2015, meaning Bayern Munich run the risk of losing him for nothing in just over 12 months time. It’s believed Manchester United are prepared to pay as much as £40m to land the gifted central midfielder at the end of the season, despite the fact he has one year left on his current deal.
Kroos has made more appearances than any other Bayern Munich midfielder this season under head coach Pep Guardiola, who conceded earlier this year that the idea of the midfielder leaving the club in the near future was not beyond the realms of possibility.
"He is an important player but things can move fast in football,” Guardiola commented after Kroos reacted petulantly to being substituted in a match against Stuttgart in January. "Here today, gone tomorrow."
If Kroos accepts Manchester United’s latest offer, he would become one of the Red Devils highest earners alongside Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, who reportedly earns £300,000 a week after signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract in February.
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