Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw are poised to become Manchester United players this summer, according to journalist Bob Cass.
Cass, who was one of the journalists closest to Sir Alex Ferguson during the legendary Scot’s 26-year tenure at Old Trafford, recently departed from the Mail on Sunday - but remains active. And on Friday night, in response to a user asking if he had any United-related transfer information, the veteran reporter revealed some very interesting news.
The former Mail journalist tweeted: “Heard that Kroos and Shaw will be at [Old Trafford] next season.”
Cass’s post has since been retweeted over 330 times - and increased speculation that Manchester United will sign two of the players at the very top of their summer wish list. Both Kroos and Shaw have been strongly linked with the Red Devils over recent months, and there’s a growing sense that both could arrive at Old Trafford over the forthcoming months.
On Wednesday, the Express revealed that Shaw and Kroos are two of three targets Dutch coach Louis van Gaal is keen to sign before the start of the 2014/15 campaign, along with Borussia Dortmund’s attacking winger Marco Reus.
Current Netherlands boss Van Gaal is expected to be named as Manchester United’s new permanent manager some time next week, following the club’s final Premier League fixture of the season against Southampton on Sunday.
Whether Kroos and Shaw will be part of Van Gaal’s squad remains to be seen - but it seems certain that the Dutchman will pursue both players over the next few weeks.