Both Premier League sides are keen to strike a deal for the unsettled playmaker, but Spanish outlet Marca claims that Kroos has already decided he wants to ply his trade at the Santiago Bernabeu once his time in the Bundesliga is up.

New Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal is determined to strengthen his midfield this summer, and after missing out on former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas, had made Kroos his top priority.

Jose Mourinho is also reportedly keen on signing the 24-year-old, but would rather wait until his contract expires in a year's time.