Manchester United's pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has taken another twist after the Germany international's agent confirmed the player will remain with the Bundesliga champions until the expiry of his contract in 2015.
Kroos has been the source of constant speculation regarding a move to United, with reports suggesting David Moyes' side were ready to offer a deal worth £260,000-a-week in order to lure the 24 year old to Old Trafford.
The Bayern man has 12 months to run on his current deal with the club but has stalled in agreeing terms on a new contract leading to rumours that United – who are preparing a significant spending spree in the summer – are ready to summit a big money offer.
But the player's representative Volker Struth told BILD: "We have not received any official contract offer [from Manchester United]. There is also no need to submit an offer as Toni will be with Bayern Munich until June 2015."
United have already signalled their intentions ahead of the summer transfer window by smashing their transfer record to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea before agreeing a new contract with Wayne Rooney which is reportedly worth £300,000-a-week.
Kroos has played an integral role in the Bayern team which retained the Bundesliga title in record time in Pep Guardiola's first season at the club and who swept aside both Arsenal and United in the Champions League.
Despite having not agreed a new deal, Guardiola is optimistic chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Matthias Sammer will do everything possible to retain Kroos but admits the players has his destiny in his own hands.
"[Rummenigge and Sammer] will do everything to keep Toni here," the Bayern boss said. "But it is up to Toni. He is a young person, it is his decision."
After a late bid for Atletico Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera failed last summer and with Ilkay Gundogan having penned a new deal with Borussia Dortmund, Kroos is expected to be among United's primary targets following a season in which the club failed to reclaim the Premier League title.