Another day, another update in the future of Bayern Munich and German midfielder Toni Kroos.
The headline story in Bild on Tuesday is that Real Madrid appear to have taken pole position in the race for Kroos by offering the 24-year-old a salary of €5m a year. Net!
Any hopes that Manchest United fans had of landing Kroos appears to be vanishing at a rate of knots.
Bild, who take their lead from Spanish paper El Confidential, further outline that Bayern have only offered Kroos a contract extension in which his gross salary will be upped to somewhere between €4-6m a year.
Obviously, weighing the two offers side by side, the rumoured deal on the table at the Santiago Bernabeu is undoubtedly much better.
As for Man United’s interest in the player, the Red Devils are no longer even mentioned in the Toni Kroos shake-up. It seems apparently that United have little to no chance of bagging the Bayern start this summer, whilst the smart money is that Kroos will be a Los Blancos by the start of next season.