Bayern Munich could be open to selling Toni Kroos as Pep Guardiola seeks to sign Cesc Fabregas from his old club Barcelona, FootballDirectNews.com understands. With much speculation surrounding Kroos’ future at the moment, it has now emerged that the likes of Manchester United and Juventus could be boosted in their pursuit of the German midfielder as he may not feature in Bayern’s plans for next season.
The 24-year-old is stalling on signing a new contract at the Allianz Arena, and Guardiola may now be tempted to sell him to raise funds for a big-money raid on his previous club for one of their best players.
Although Fabregas has taken some time to reach his best form at the Nou Camp, the former Arsenal man now leads the way for assists in Europe’s top five leagues this season, and is becoming an increasingly influential figure in Gerardo Martino’s squad. As working under Guardiola was stated as one of his main reasons for signing for Barca in the first place, Fabregas may well be tempted to work under his old mentor again, particularly with Bayern looking set to dominate both domestically and in Europe for many years to come. A European football source confirmed that the Spaniard has become a top target for Bayern, though Barcelona will be understandably keen to keep him at all costs, which may come in the form of a contract extension and pay rise.