Guardiola baulks at Man City target’s wage demands

Newly appointed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly stalling on a deal to bring Toni Kroos to England due to the midfielder’s wage demands, The Sun report.

The Catalan trainer knows the World Cup winning playmaker well from their mutual time at Bayern Munich and is said to have prioritised his acquisition this summer for the Citizens.

However, Kroos is believed to be demanding a weekly wage of £240,000 to even consider leaving Real Madrid for the ambitious English outfit.

City have already signed Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund this summer and with doubts over Yaya Toure’s future at the club another central midfielder is believed to be on Guardiola’s radar.

Kroos is a product of the Bayern youth academy but was convinced to leave his boyhood club to join Madrid in the summer of 2014.

Money is seemingly no object for City currently, but landing the gifted deep-lying playmaker would seemingly see another astronomical wage added to the club’s outgoings.