Germans have insisted midfielder who could leave for free in summer 2015 is staying but Reds plan to test their determination to keep him.

Manchester United will make a staggering club-record £40million bid for Toni Kroos to try to tempt Bayern Munich into selling the midfielder.

United boss David Moyes wants the Germany international to be his key signing of the summer - and the Old Trafford money men are ready to back the project.

The Reds hope to turn Bayern’s head with the sky-high figure for a player who will be entering the final year of his contract.

Moyes wants Kroos so badly United will commit to the offer, although the numbers are much higher than they should be for the player.