Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Toni Kroos Downplays Bayern Munich Rift Amid Manchester United Interest

Toni Kroos
Kroos plays down rift with Bayern.
Toni Kroos has played down speculation he is unhappy at Bayern Munich as Manchester United look to capitalise on a contract impasse between the player and the club.
The Germany international revealed last week that he is in no rush to extend his stay with the Bundesliga champions with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2015.
Speculation regarding a move away from the Allianz Arena intensified when Bayern manager Pep Guardiola suggested it was possible the player could leave the club, prompting Manchester United to reportedly enquire about Kroos' services during the final days of the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old has cooled suggestions there is tension between himself and the Bundesliga champions, however, insisting he is happy at the club despite the on-going contract stand-off.
"Hey guys, in the last few fays much has been written about my future," Kroos wrote through his official Facebook page.
"But you should not believe everything that is written in some newspapers. The fact is that I am very happy to play at Bayern and my sporting situation as a starting player is very good.
"But the fact is also that as things stand we have not been able to agree on a new contract.
"However, since it (his current deal) runs until 2015, it is also not a big problem and we will see what the future brings.
"Right now my full focus is on playing and, if possible, we will successfully finish this season just like last year."
Should Kroos' contract impasse continue into the summer, Bayern will be faced with a decision whether to cash in on their youth product or risk losing him on a free transfer, with no shortage of potential suitors around Europe.
The German midfielder, who was instrumental in Bayern's treble success last season, has already rejected one offer of a contract extension but Bayern remain keen to rectify the on-going saga.
"We are aware that Toni Kroos is a very good player," Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer told Sky Deutschland.
"We actually have a contract left to go with Toni Kroos and we clearly would want to keep on with him.
"Everyone at Bayern Munich is sharing this point of view."

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