Toni Kroos transfer latest: Germany midfielder is 'no closer' to signing contract extension with Bayern Munich as Manchester United links continue

Louis van Gaal's appointment at Old Trafford has seen talk of a move for Kroos increase and he has admitted that there have been no developments in talks with Bayern

Toni Kroos’ future at Bayern Munich is still in doubt after reports claim that the Germany international is no closer to securing a new contract at the Allianz Arena amid constant interest from Manchester United.

The 24-year-old’s contract negotiations have hit a stumbling block over the past season after the player and club failed to agree on a salary, and with former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal set to take over at United following his Netherlands’ duty at the World Cup, talk of a move to United has intensified over the past few months.

Kroos’ team-mates Thomas Muller and Philipp Lahm both agreed new deals last week that keeps them tied-down to the club until 2019 and 2018 respectively, but there has been no hint at a new deal for the midfielder.

Speaking on Wednesday after Germany’s 4-0 demolition of Portugal, Kroos revealed: “There's nothing new to report. With respect to the time before the World Cup, nothing at all has changed.

“If anything does happen, then you will all find out. Congratulations to Philipp and Thomas for their decisions and extensions.”

 

Kroos has a year left to run on his current contract, but the club are eager to agree an extension and prevent the former Bayer Leverkusen loanee negotiating a free transfer away from Bayern next summer, which would see the Bavarian outfit miss out on a significant transfer fee.

If Kroos shows intent that he favours a move, the reigning Bundesliga champions could cash in on the German given that they would only get another year out of him anyway, and United appear to be leading the way with Van Gaal working with Kroos in 2010-11 after spending the previous season on loan with Leverkusen.

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Keeping his attentions on Germany’s World Cup campaign, Kroos admitted that the squad are in confident mood, and that the opening dismantling of Portugal was all part of their plan that they are looking to build upon.

“We don't need bringing back down to earth because we've only won one game and that's nothing compared to what we have planned,” he said.

“Our opening game is already history; it doesn't count anymore It's great that we've made people euphoric, but that euphoria certainly isn't going to get to us.”

Germany are looking to win their first World Cup since West Germany’s 1990 success when they beat Argentina in the final in Italy. They have since reached the final just once, when they lost out to Brazil in the 2002 World Cup hosted jointly by Japan and South Korea.

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