Manchester United are keen on Toni Kroos and Antoine Griezmann
Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 yesterday to set up an FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea and stay on course for a cup triple this season.
But United boss Jose Mourinho is already working on bolstering his squad for next season and has drawn up a list of top targets.
Express Sport understands Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is Mourinho’s No 1 transfer target for this summer.
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And according to The Independent, United have also revived their interest in Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos.
United were close to landing Kroos back in 2014 when David Moyes had set up a deal for the Germany World Cup winner, only for Louis van Gaal to pull the plug when he replaced the sacked Scot.
Kroos instead joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for a bargain £20million and has gone on to win the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup twice at the Bernabeu.
Antoine Griezmann and Toni Kroos are both top internationals for France and Germany
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos nearly joined Manchester United in 2014
But as United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward looks to bring superstars to Old Trafford, the club will try again to sign the 27-year-old.
Kroos would surely be worth at least £50m in today’s market, although sources close to the Real Madrid board insist he is 'un-sellable’.
United are separately interested in signing France striker Griezmann, who has an £85m release clause in his Atletico contract.
But should Atletico do the unthinkable and allow Griezmann to leave for their rivals Real Madrid, United’s chances of getting Kroos would actually be boosted.
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United have revealed their transfer plan for quality over quantity this summer and landing Griezmann and Kroos would satisfty their needs on and off the pitch.
And Red Devils great Paul Scholes has backed his old club’s move for Kroos in particular, saying: "I really like Toni Kroos. When I neared the end of my career, I followed him closely and tried to play like Kroos.
"I was a midfielder with an eye for the goal, but Kroos is one of the best midfield masterminds in the world.
"Kroos would be perfect at United next to [Paul] Pogba and Ander Herrera."