Freshly knocked out of the World Cup by South Korea, Germany’s Toni Kroos now has the whole summer ahead of him to sort out his future, if that’s what he wants to do.

Of course, Don Balón certainly think he does, pushing for this transfer to happen for a while now, and by their “information” (we use that term very loosely), he’s likely heading to Manchester.

Whether that is to team up with José Mourinho or with his former manager Pep Guardiola remains to be seen, but their latest instalment in these tedious reports suggests it’s the blue side who will win.

On Wednesday, the Spanish website claimed Manchester City are prepared to pay €80m for the German midfielder; a sum Real Madrid will not turn down.

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As for Toni Kroos, the former Bayern Munich star doesn’t want to retire from football without having played in the Premier League, and a move to the Etihad would also allow him to earn more money than he currently does in Spain.

Guardiola is said to see the midfielder as his ‘cornerstone’, and he’s made that very clear to his board ahead of this transfer window.

Kroos was said to want to wait until the end of his World Cup run before making a decision, but since that’s now over, it’s time.

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