Football's worst kept secret appears to be close to a conclusion as numerous sources have stated Manchester United have allegedly struck a £40 million deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Toni Kroos.
For a long time United have been crying out for a world class midfielder with playmaking qualities; Kroos has that in abundance, which is why United are willing to break their transfer record for someone who only has a year on their contract. The contract is United are offering is said to be worth a mammoth £260,000 per week, making Kroos their second highest paid player behind striker Wayne Rooney.
Wages like the one United are reported to be offering is the main reason Kroos is in the position he is in now with Bayern. Ordinarily Kroos is thought of as a key player for the Bundesliga champions; however, his wage demands have proved to be beyond Bayern's remit (if by choice, rather than ability). Additionally, Kroos has had arguments with manager Pep Guardiola this season, which may have had a bearing on why Kroos has yet to sign a new contract.
Furthermore, with Bayern not short of numbers in the middle, selling Kroos, a player with a perceived baggage for a bumper price looks a like a good deal for both parties.