Real Madrid are ready to sell Toni Kroos to Manchester United in order to fund their bid for Neymar, according to reports.
And it has further been claimed that Los Blancos see PSG’s world-record £198million buy as the long-term replacement for a seemingly unsettled Cristiano Ronaldo.
Any move for Neymar will reportedly see Real have to balance the books in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Spanish website Don Balon say Bernabeu bosses are looking to offload Kroos to Jose Mourinho’s side – who have reportedly made him their No 1 target.
But big-spending PSG and Manchester City also apparently remain viable options.
Gareth Bale is one name who could leave the current holders of the Champions League title.
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But it is claimed that even his departure may not be enough for the side to remain within FFP rules.
Needing to flog another, it appears Kroos has been chosen to face the axe.
Real president Florentino Perez is reportedly weighing up whether to let the German World Cup winner leave.
Kroos has struggled for consistency this season and Mourinho is said to be a known admirer.
United have previous with the 27-year-old.
David Moyes almost signed the ex-Bayern Munich midfielder when he was boss – although Kroos says he was right to snub them.
The current West Ham manager said: “Toni Kroos was agreed to come in the summer.
“I had agreed it with Toni himself and his agent.”