Toni Kroos
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Manchester United have been encouraged in their pursuit of signing Toni Kroos after Bayern Munich star's brother Felix Kroos revealed they have spoken over midfielder's potential move to Old Trafford.

The German international was strongly linked with a move to United in January, but no deal took place. However, that has not stopped David Moyes end his desire in signing Toni as the Premier League champions are considering a move for the midfielder in the summer.

The 24-year-old will have a year left on his contract at the end of the season and has not yet signed a contract extension.

Bayern's financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen remains confident that Toni will remain with the treble winners as they prepare a substantial offer to keep him at the club.

Felix admitted that United have been his dream team. But Werder Bremen's midfielder insisted that he stays away in giving advice to his elder brother while it comes to deciding his future.

"We have already talked about [Toni potentially moving to Manchester United]. Manchester has been the team of my dreams since I was a child. However, I don't give him any advice," quoted Felix as saying.

"He will take a good decision for himself. There are worse situations than having to decide something like that," Werder Bremen midfielder concluded.

Should Toni make a switch to United in the summer, the addition of the German midfielder to the Red Devils' squad is likely to bolster their central midfield position.

Moyes has struggled since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson last summer. The former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli believes the Scot would have been sacked three times by now, should he had been a manager of an Italian club.

"In Italy, managers are judged simply by results, Italian managers don't enjoy themselves at all.David Moyes, in Italy, would have been sacked three times now. In the Premier League you get the feeling they give you a bit longer to sort out problems," Vialli explained.

"They are more understanding and, most importantly, owners of football clubs don't think they know more than managers. They let managers run it for a while and don't just sack you after the first two or three defeats," he added.