According to Don Balon, Manchester United have a ‘thoughtful plan’ to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

The 28-year-old has been a long-term target of Jose Mourinho’s, who is reportedly leaking information about Napoli star Jorginho as a smokescreen to sign the German international.

Kroos has been linked with United for some time, with the Red Devils being in the race for his signature at the time of his move to Real in 2014.

He’s gone on to make over 170 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos, winning two Champions League trophies, a La Liga title and Copa Del Rey.

United could be losing three midfielders this summer, which has forced Mourinho into action to find a world-class replacement.

Michael Carrick is retiring, Marouane Fellaini is out of contract this summer and Ander Herrera has been linked with AC Milan.

Kroos is reportedly worth around £80m, but could be open to a move as Real have struggled in the league this season, with Zinedine Zidane’s side currently sitting 14 points adrift of leaders and rivals Barcelona.

Crippy Crooke 
According to Don Balon, Manchester United have a ‘thoughtful plan’ to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. The 28-year-old has been a long-term target of Jose Mourinho’s, who is reportedly leaking information about Napoli star Jorginho as a smokescreen to sign the German international. Kroos has been linked with United for...