Manchester United have revived their interest in Toni Kroos, according to The Independent.
Having failed to sign him from Bayern Munich while David Moyes was in charge at Old Trafford, United will seek to test Real Madrid’s willingness to keep the Germany international this summer.
The Independent understand Real would be unwilling to part with the 27-year-old, who has become an integral part of their success under Zinedine Zidane.
Manchester United splashed out £89m on midfielder Paul Pogba last summer and landing a new striker is now Jose Mourinho’s top priority.
Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann is understood to be his main transfer target.
Toni Kroos signed a new contract in October, keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2022, so any move for the player would require a hefty transfer fee.