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Manchester United Plan January Move For High Rated German – Not Muller

Manchester United seem to be planning big for the winter transfer window of January, as they are keen on getting Germany international, Toni Kroos from Real Madrid after having earlier missed out of him in the summer of 2014. Reports from Spain say following the 25 year-old World Cup winner’s role reduced at the Bernabeu since the arrival of Rafa Benitez, his being unsettled with the development could see him depart the La Liga by January. The midfielder has not completed a full match since the start of the season.

Kroos joined the Liga giants last year from Bayern Munich, and was a key member of the then Carlo Ancelloti-led side. However, changes from Rafa in frequent rotation of the Los Blancos’ central midfield coupled with the fitness of Modric have seen Kroos’ position come under threat of recent. The departure of Sami Khedira could have afforded the duo opportunity to start together in midfield, but the arrival of Mateo Kovacic, and former Porto loanee ,Casemiro make competition for playing time stiff. Having played with the current United coach in Bayern from 2009 to 2011, Kroos could be looking at a reunion with the Dutch at Old Trafford.

With former Munich midfield maestro, Bastian Schweinsteiger already in United, luring Kroos from the Spanish capital might not be hard. And after completing most passes in last season’s Champions League, he looks like the quality to upset the current crop of Red Devils’ central midfielders, who are mostly deep-lying players for a starting shirt. Rafa declared only Ronaldo’s spot is guaranteed at Madrid, and with him and Kroos still likely to fall more apart as the season continues, United will be waiting to bank on an opportunity to get him.

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