Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho keen on Real Madrid midfield star

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho keen on Real Madrid midfield star

Jose Mourinho has admitted in recent weeks that the Reds are in need of a new addition to replace the outgoing Michael Carrick, and with cracks having recently begun to show in his relationship with record-signing Paul Pogba, the need for a new face in the United midfield appears to have become a very badly kept secret.

The Spain worldwide has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world in recent years and would be a significant upgrade on Keylor Navas.

Gareth Bale is resigned to the fact Real Madrid will look to sell him this summer with Karim Benzema also heading for the exit door.

He ended up staying at Bayern for one more season, before moving to Real Madrid after winning the World Cup with Germany.

However, The Independent reports that Kroos has been short-listed to potentially partner the France worldwide, not to replace him, in a new-look midfield with Nemanja Matic.

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She saved another break point in the fifth game before breaking Muguruza with a couple of down-the-line shots to go 4-2 up. The Spaniard also rued her missed opportunities, when she could not convert five break points on offer in the second set.

Real Madrid star has accepted that he will end his Los Blancos career this summer and has already been working on a return to the Premier League.


The Germany worldwide is seen as the ideal replacement for Michael Carrick, 36, who is set to retire this summer.

When asked about the club's plan to sign a new midfielder this summer, Mourinho said: "We need to sign a midfield player because we are going to lose Michael Carrick".

"You can accuse me of many things, but you cannot say that I lied to you". However, it should be noted that Real Madrid have given no indication that they are willing to part ways with Kroos to finance the moves they want to make in the offseason.

The Frenchman wants to play in a midfield three like he did with Juventus and Kroos is seen as the ideal selection alongside Matic and behind Pogba in the middle of the park.

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