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21:50  13 february  2018
21:50  13 february  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Real Madrid reportedly eyeing replacements for United target Kroos

  Real Madrid reportedly eyeing replacements for United target Kroos Real Madrid are reportedly making contingency plans for life after Toni Kroos, amid reports the German international could join Manchester United this summer. Kroos is held in high esteem at the Bernabeu but it seems his time in Spain could be approaching its conclusion, with United having identified him as one of their primary targets for the summer. It’s claimed by Italian news outlet Tuttosport, as covered in a report from the MEN, that Real are exploring options in the central midfield area as they prepare for next season without Kroos. One of these options is said to be Emre Can, who is leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. However, if United are to press ahead with their efforts to sign Kroos, they may need to part with a colossal transfer fee. It’s stated in the report that a sum of £80m may need to be coughed up by the Red Devils. It’s understood that Jose Mourinho is keen to partner Kroos with Paul Pogba next season, with the Frenchman struggling to maximise his potential at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United are interested in signing Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, according to the Guardian.

The Red Devils have long been linked with Isco, as the report alludes to, but it seems both Kroos and Varane have been identified as potential targets by Jose Mourinho.

It seems Mourinho is not totally convinced by his midfield options at United, with Paul Pogba now struggling for form. However, this is issue is likely to be visited in the summer, and it appears as though Kroos could be lined up to partner Pogba in the middle.

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United’s lack of quality in depth with regards to the central defensive areas has also been highlighted. This was made all the more pressing by Phil Jones and Chris Smalling’s struggles in the team’s recent defeat to Newcastle.

Liverpool leading three-team race for Deportivo starlet Pinchi

  Liverpool leading three-team race for Deportivo starlet Pinchi Having lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in the January transfer window, you could argue that Liverpool are short of options in the wide areas in attack and the Reds have been linked with a move for Deportivo youngster Pinchi. The 22-year-old is yet to make his debut for the senior Deportivo side in La Liga but is the star man of their B team competing in the Segunda División B Group 1 in Spain’s third tier. Pinchi is a native of A Coruna and came through the ranks at Deportivo, but his form this season, netting six goals in 22 appearances thus far, has alerted a number of top European clubs, with considerable interest coming from the Premier League. His contract with Deportivo expires in the summer and the rapid winger is a reported target for Liverpool, according to the Guardian, who note the Reds have moved ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to secure his signature.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is preparing a sensational move for Real Madrid duo Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window, according to Spanish publication Don Balon.

Kroos was linked to Manchester United when David Moyes was in charge. Varane meanwhile, is a long-standing target for Mourinho and was interested in taking him to Stamford Bridge when he managed Chelsea.

Varane is held in high esteem at Real, much the same as Kroos, but United are evidently looking towards the upper echelons of football as they identify potential targets for the summer.

The report claims that Mourinho feels there is only so long he can keep David de Gea from the grasp of Real Madrid, however, it’s likely that the Red Devils boss will look to keep hold of the Spaniard for as long as he possibly can.

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