Jose Mourinho obsessed in signing pass-master as Michael Carrick replacement?

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The Daily Star claims Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos this summer.

Kroos has taken his career to the next level since joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014. The last four years have seen him combine with Luka Modric and Casemiro in what has arguably been the best midfield triad in the world during this period.

And now Spanish outlet Don Balon claims Kroos is ready to leave Madrid this summer, with a move to Manchester United on the cards.

The report further claims Jose Mourinho is prepared to offer Anthony Martial instead of Paul Pogba in a swap deal to bring the Germany international to Old Trafford.

With Marouane Fellaini signing a new deal and Andreas Pereira returning from his loan spell from Valencia, Jose Mourinho has as many as seven midfielders at his disposal. Kroos’s arrival from Real Madrid, while this could leave the Manchester United boss uncomfortably loaded with options.

The Red Devils manager is said to be ‘obsessed’ with strengthening his midfield this summer as Kroos will be as close to a like for like replacement for Carrick as Manchester United can get

 

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