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Manchester United revive interest in Real Madrid's Toni Kroos

By Miguel Delaney

Manchester United have revived their interest in Toni Kroos, and will seek to test Real Madrid's willingness to keep the German star in the summer.

United felt they had a deal for the World Cup winner back in 2013-14, with former Old Trafford boss David Moyes recently revealing he had agreed terms only for Kroos to join Real Madrid.

They are now willing to try and sign the 27-year-old again in the summer.

The uncertain future of Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann could yet influence proceedings. Jose Mourinho plans to improve the United team in the summer, but it is now part of United's general policy for some signings to be "stars" due to their commercial value.

As recently as late January, Griezmann had been seen as almost certain to meet that status in the summer. Doubt has grown since then, however, as the Euro 2016 top scorer wants to see if United finish in a Champions League place this season.

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