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Manchester United target Toni Kroos as Jose Mourinho plots midfield three with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic

Toni Kroos is Manchester United’s main target this summer (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has identified Real Madrid star Toni Kroos as his number one target to replace Michael Carrick this summer.

The 36-year-old is set to retire at the end of the season and will join Mourinho’s backroom staff after a trophy-laden 12 years at Old Trafford.

Mourinho is hopeful that Marouane Fellaini will sign a new deal so that he can use the bulk of his summer budget on obtaining a world class midfielder.

Kroos, 28, was close to joining the Red Devils on a free transfer in 2014 but Louis van Gaal’s appointment scuppered an… Read the full story