Toni Kroos transfer latest: Chelsea set to join bidding for Bayern Munich midfielder

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Toni Kroos

entering final 12

months of contract

German midfielder wants

vastly improved deal at

Bayern Munich

Manchester United manager

Louis Van Gaal withdraws

interest in Kroos

Kroos said he will definitely

be playing for Bayern next


Toni Kroos could still end up in the

Barclays Premier League after

claims Chelsea are ready to join

the bidding if he becomes a free

agent next year.

A proposed move to Manchester

United may have collapsed, after

new manager Louis Van Gaal

decided against pursuing their

interest, but the Bayern Munich

midfielder remains at loggerheads

with club bosses over renewing a

contract that is entering its final

12 months.

Even an attempt to end conjecture

he may be Old Trafford-bound left

the door open for other clubs to

start drawing up wage offers to try

and tempt him away this time next


VIDEO Scroll down to watch

Kroos, you CAN defend! Pep

makes fun of Chelsea target

‘There has been a lot of

speculation, but I won’t be going

to Manchester United,’ he said. ‘I

can tell you for sure I will be

playing for Bayern Munich next


According to sources in Munich, his

refusal to commit himself to Bayern

beyond the one remaining season

on his current contract has alerted

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho,

who would welcome the chance to

add the 24-year old’s goalscoring

flair from midfield to his attacking


Kroos would be free to talk to

Chelsea representatives at the turn

of the year, and there is little

doubt they could meet wage

demands that have so far

scuppered any prospect of a new

deal being thrashed out at Bayern.

Kroos, you CAN defend! Pep makes

fun of Chelsea target in training

Sportsmail revealed in February

how Bayern bosses were digging

their heels in over Kroos’ bold bid

to more than double his earnings

from just over £60,000 a week to

around £150,000.

Kroos is currently in the middle

band of earners, whose pay ranges

from £50,000 to £80,000 a week,

but feels he should be elevated to

the elite section, where the likes of

Philipp Lahm, Bastian

Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery

pocket around £150,000.

Bayern are about to add Borussia

Dortmund striker Robert

Lewandowski to their list of top

earners but are determined to

maintain the balance of their pay

scale on current lines and adamant

Kroos cannot move up.



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