Toni Kroos has ruled out a deadline day switch to Manchester United, despite his recent contract problems with Bayern Munich, according to the Metro.
The German midfielder has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford in recent weeks, after United boss David Moyes traveled to Germany to open talks over a possible deal.
Speculation continued when Kroos reacted badly to being substituted during Bayern’s win at Stuttgart on Wednesday night, with reports suggesting the 24-year-old was hoping to complete a deadline day switch to Old Trafford in favour of signing a new deal at the Allianz Arena.
However, reports suggest Kroos has decided now is not the right time to quit the European champions, and has decided with agent Sascha Breese to reassess his options after the World Cup in the summer.
The news will come as a blow to United, who were ready to offer £25million for the playmaker, but will now have to shelve their interest until the summer.
Bayern manager Pep Guardiola had previously refused to offer any assurances over the future of Kroos, saying: “He is an important player but things can move fast in football.
“Here today, gone tomorrow.”