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Toni Kroos edging closer to Real Madrid move

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Real Madrid are on the verge of signing Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich, according to Marca.

The Spanish newspaper have reported that Los Blancos have agreed a fiver-year deal with the player worth €5 million a season. Talks between Real and the Bavarian club are in advanced stages and the 24-year-old is set to move for a fee of around €25-30 million.

On his way to Spain

Supposedly Kroos, who has made 130 league appearances for the German giants, turned down offers from the Premier League to link up with Ronaldo and company in the Spanish capital.

The 2013 Champions League winners were at first reluctant to do business, but decided against allowing the midfielder to leave on a free transfer in 2015.

Counter offer

Chelsea tried to turn his head with an €8 million a year offer, while Manchester United, who's new manager Louis Van Gaal gave Kroos his debut at Munich and Barcelona all failed in gaining the creative midfielder's signature.

Having already completed the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, former Galacticos manager Jose Mourinho was planning a double swoop to bring Kroos and midfielder enforcer Sami Khedira to Stamford Bridge.

Missed out

Mourinho will be bitterly disappointed to miss out on the German, who has 47 caps for his country. He also looks set to miss out on Khedira, who he signed for Real during his time as manager, with reports suggesting Arsenal are favourites for his signature.

However, it is expected that Chelsea will bring in Atletico Madrid trio Filipe Luis, Diego Costa and Thiago in the coming weeks as they look to strengthen their side for the upcoming season.

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