Manchester United have an ‘agreement in principle’ deal with Bayern Munich for German midfielder Toni Kroos, Express reports.

United have been in discussions with Bundesliga champions Bayern over a possible transfer for Kroos, but negotiations were halted when the Red Devils hierarchy sacked then manager David Moyes.

Reports suggest that there has been considerable progress in talks after Dutch manager Louis van Gaal was officially named the new Man United boss, with an ‘agreement in principle’ now in place.

The 24-year-old German international only has a year remaining on his contract, and with a new deal looking very unlikely, Bayern want to sell in order not to lose him on a free next summer.

It is understood that Van Gaal has a £200m transfer kitty to use in the upcoming transfer window, and is set to make Kroos one of his first signings in rebuilding the United squad.

The Red Devils will be without several veterans next season, with Nemanja Vidic moving to Inter Milan and Rio Ferdinand out of contract next month.

Legend Ryan Giggs has also retired, but will be positioned as Van Gaal’s number two in the dugout.

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