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Barcelona and Real Madrid battle it out for Toni Kroos

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Bitter Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, have locked horns over the signature of £40 million Bayern Munich midfielder, Toni Kroos, with either club set to land the German international from under the nose of Manchester United, according to reports in the Marca.

Toni Kroos has been one of the biggest transfer discussions of the summer so far, after Luis Suarez that is, and the latest news coming out of Spain is that both Real Madrid and Barcelona have representatives in Brazil attempting to lure the player to their respective clubs.

United concern

The latest news will concern Louis Van Gaal after he made it clear he would like the 24-year old to boss his midfield at Old Trafford next season.

Kroos only has a year left on his contract at Bayern Munich, and it has been widely accepted that Manchester United would be club welcoming the midfielder into their ranks.

United club officials are also reported to be happy with the £200.000 per week salary he is apparently been looking for.

High regard

Kroos is also well aware that he is held in very high regard at United and will be a key component in the future rebuilding of the club, as they attempt recreate the success achieved for so long under Sir Alex Ferguson.

- United still could sign Kroos
- Kroos has met united officials
- Europe's most wanted
- Not sure this remains the case

At Bayern Munich he operates as second fiddle to Bastian Schweinsteiger, which won't be the case at United, however I am sure that Barcelona and Real Madrid will be saying the same to the midfielder.

Champions League football

What will also edge the two Spanish giants ahead United in the race to sign Kroos, is the prospect of Champions League football, which Louis Van Gaal cannot offer the player next season.

Toni Kroos United interest

Barcelona and Real Madrid's interest will also offer Kroos the prospect of playing alongside the likes of Messi, Neymar, Bale and Ronaldo to name a few, a temptation that will be extremely hard for the German to resist.

Real Madrid need midfielders

Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear he wants to consolidate his midfield with the futures Di Maria and Khedira up in the air, and with the club looking to farm Casemiro and Asier Illarramendi out on loan, Real look a little thin on midfield resources.

Kroos has apparently rejected all offers Bayern have put his way, with the club stressing there will be no more.

There have also been suggestions that the Bavarian Champions might keep hold of Kroos for another season and then release him on a free transfer in 2015, however with three of the biggest clubs in the world all chasing their £40 million asset, that seems highly unlikely.

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