Manchester City are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos on a free transfer, according to reports in Spain.
The German international is currently in the final year of his contract at the Bernebau and has showed no indications of signing a new deal with the Spanish outfit.
It’s put a number of top teams across Europe on red alert, with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City supposedly the frontrunners to secure Kroos’ signature next year.
According to SPORT, the Premier League champions are not hesitating and have already made an approach to sign the player.
The Citizen’s are willing to offer him a deal worth €14million (£12.2million) a year – which works out as roughly £230,000-a-week. A large increase from his current €9million deal.
Real Madrid remain committed to renewing his deal, but the player wants to wait to see how he feels, both physically and mentally, before making a decision.
The 32-year-old has complete freedom over his next move and only needs to wait until January 1st to be able to sign a contract with another club.
One thing that may sway a deal in City’s favour is the previous relationship between Kroos and Guardiola. The two spent a season together at Bayern Munich in 2013-14.
Kroos spoke highly of his former coach when asked about their time at the Bundesliga side.
He said: ‘Guardiola fought until the last day for me to stay at Bayern. If I have to choose a coach who is perfect for my game, it’s Guardiola. I really enjoyed the year with him, he improved me a lot.’
The midfielder has featured 11 times for Los Blancos in this campaign and has chipped with a goal and two assists in LaLiga so far.
His only goal came in their 2-1 win over Cadiz last week, where he scored a wondergoal to help secure all three points for his side.