Manchester City have turned their attention to Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos as their pursuit of Napoli’s Jorginho drags on, according to Don Balon.
The Premier League champions have been heavily linked with a swoop for Jorginho for some time.
Despite stories emerging weeks ago, it does not seem like there is any sort of breakthrough with regards to a deal.
City manager Pep Guardiols is in the market for a defensive midfielder that can share the duties with Fernandinho.
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According to Don Balon, the North-West outfit have now switched focus to Real Madrid’s key man Kroos.
The Germany international, who has won four Champions League trophies in his career, predominantly plays more centrally, but he has equal share of defensive and attacking qualities.
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Don Balon are known for reporting crazy transfer rumours, and at the moment it does not seem like there is much foundation to this latest speculation.
Of course, that is not to say that envisaging Kroos at City is ludicrous given the club have the funds and calibre to attract such a player.
It would, however, be highly unlikely due to the player’s current situation.
He has no need to leave the Bernabeu having just won another European trophy.
On top of that, Los Blancos would demand a hefty price tag, which could result in City ending up in another transfer saga.
There is no doubt that Kroos would be a sensational addition to Guardiola’s team, but the timing seems off.