Man United end interest in Toni Kroos

Manchester United have ended their interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, according to the Daily Mirror.

United unveiled Louis Van Gaal as their manager earlier in the week, and the Dutchman is understood to have already submitted a list of transfer targets to chief executive Ed Woodward – and Kroos is not thought to be on it.

Former United boss David Moyes thought he was close to agreeing a £20million deal for the German international prior to his sacking, but now it looks as if the club are set to pull the plug on the deal.

Van Gaal is understood to have told Woodward he does not want the 24-year-old having been shown the list of Moyes’ transfer targets, despite the fact he worked with Kroos during his time in charge of Bayern Munich.

Van Gaal has drawn up his own list of targets, and is keen to take the club in a different direction to the one in which Moyes was planning.

He is understood to be a big admirer of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, whilst a move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has also been mentioned as a possibility.