MANCHESTER UNITED are back in the hunt for Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos, a move that raises further questions over the future of United boss Louis van Gaal.
The Germany midfielder appeared set to make the switch from Bayern Munich to Old Trafford two years ago when David Moyes was in charge.
But Van Gaal pulled the plug when he took over in the summer of 2014 and Kroos ended up going to Real Madrid.
Mirror Sport reports: “United are interested again which begs the question as to where that leaves Van Gaal and whether he would be in charge next season.
“Van Gaal has one year left on his current contract and has made it clear he wants to stay.
“However, United looking at summer targets who might not fit into Van Gaal’s plans may raise alarm bells.”
Kroos is just the sort of player United need in their midfield – an experienced head with a wide range of passing and a decent long-range shot with either foot.
Although he started against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, Kroos has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid and he has said in the past he would like to play in England.
United might have their work cut out in securing the 26-year-old, however.
Kroos is sure to be in high demand and the Red Devils’ relationship with Real Madrid is not the strongest after the botched David de Gea deal last year.
The Old Trafford giants also need to sort out who’s going to be in charge next season – no player is going to commit to a club without knowing who their manager will be.
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