Toni Kroos moves step closer to Manchester United move

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Manchester United appear to have edged even closer to landing Toni Kroos as Bayern Munich president Karl Hopfner has revealed they will not be meeting the midfielder's wage demands.

The Red Devils have reportedly agreed a £20million deal to sign Kroos this summer after he appeared to reject the chance to extend his stay at the Allianz Arena.

Kroos feels he deserves more than the offer Bayern Munich have placed on the table - leaving the German international with no choice but to weigh up his long-term future at the club.

The German international had probably hoped Bayern Munich would increase their contract offer if he had interest from elsewhere, however Hopfner has ruled out the possibility of the Bundesliga giants being held to ransom by Kroos.

Speaking to reporters, Hopfner said on Kroos' situation at Bayern Munich: "It was the same with Michael Ballack [before his free transfer to Chelsea in 2006], we withdrew our offer at one point.

"Kroos is under contract until 2015.

"There will certainly be more talks. But eventually the player has to say what he wants. We will not overstep certain financial limits."

Bayern Munich are likely to cash in on Kroos if they cannot come to an agreement with the 24-year-old - otherwise they would risk losing him on a free transfer in 2015.

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