Pep Guardiola tells Kroos to stay put & become world beater

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hopes that Toni Kroos turns down the chance to join Manchester United - and becomes an even better player.

Kroos is out of contract at the Allianz Arena in 2015, and confirmed today that a move to the Premier League is a 'possibility'.

The German international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer.

Speaking ahead of his team's Champions League clash against Arsenal, Guardiola revealed that he had spoken to Kroos about his future, and urged him to ignore interest from elsewhere and focus on improving at Bayern.

"I said to him you have time to become an even better player,’’ said the former Barcelona boss. “I hope he maintains his form this season – and for more seasons at this club.

“Toni is a great talent, a good, good player. He is very important. Earlier in the season, we had problems in midfield when Javi Martinez was injured and Toni was very important. He’s young. He can be better and better. He can improve more.’’

Previously, Bayern’s sporting director Matthias Sammer insisted that Kroos will stay put, however the player himself is refusing to toe the party line as things stand.

Manchester United are likely to be in the market for a midfielder in the summer - and Kroos hinted today that he is aware of the interest from Old Trafford.

"Yes, I have heard about these [Manchester United] rumours, that a lot has been written about it [in England] and the German media like to take over this story also," said the 24-year-old.

“I am a person where a lot is possible for me. It is no secret that the Premier League is a possibility for me. No decision has been made about this yet. No one has come to any agreement about this and that will stay like this until the summer, and sometime a decision will be made.”

Bayern go into their Champions League tie against Arsenal with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg, while Manchester United must overturn a 2-0 deficit when they take on Olympiakos next Wednesday.

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