David Moyes reveals Toni Kroos transfer attempt

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Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed that he was working on bringing Toni Kroos to Old Trafford before he was sacked.

Speaking to the Sunday Times the ex-United manager revealed that he had been deep in negotiations over the transfer of Kroos. But he was removed from his post after just 10 months in charge following a disastrous first campaign.

"It is no secret that I had put at lot of groundwork into signing [Kroos] for Manchester United," Moyes said.

"What I like about Kroos is that he plays the ball to penetrate, he doesn't do passing for passing sake."

The £20m-rated Bayern Munich midfielder is expected to leave the Allianz Arena this summer, although it looks like Real Madrid are now in pole position to sign him.

Following the appointment of Louis Van Gaal as Moyes's successor, United appear to have moved on to other midfield targets - chiefly Kevin Strootman of Roma and Juventus star Arturo Vidal.

In the same article Moyes admitted that he would have liked to have brought Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. The Juventus and France star is another top level target for United, but Juve will demand at least £60m.

That may be too much for United, especially as they would have to suffer the indignity of signing back a player that they let go for next to nothing just two years ago.

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