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UNITED TO THROW MONEY AT KROOS
It looks like Manchester United's answer to the questions currently being posed of them is to throw money at the problem.

After Wayne Rooney's Scrooge McDuck-sized contract, according to The Daily Mirror they will fill similarly large bags with similarly large amounts of cash to try and tempt Toni Kroos to Manchester.

The paper claims: 'The £1million-a-month deal is three times what Kroos is currently on at Bayern, who would want a £30m transfer fee for a player whose pay demands they have rejected.

'Bayern know that Moyes is on the 24-year-old's trail, but boss Pep Guardiola is not afraid to make bold decisions and Bayern have many alternatives, despite Kroos' stunning recent form - including a goal in last week's Champions League win over Arsenal.'

Kroos is not the only man on David Moyes' big summer wishlist, with Ilkay Gundogan, Eliaquim Mangala and Luke Shaw also on their wanted list.


VAN GAAL DROPS A HINT
Could Louis van Gaal be Spurs manager in the summer? According to some words said by the man himself, he could be. Possibly.

The Dutch manager said: "I will definitely not be in charge for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign. I don't know where I will go next. Normally I go with my pension, and go to live in Portugal, but maybe there will come a new challenge.

"I have said before that a challenge should be a club in the Premier League. That's a challenge. Maybe Tottenham are coming but, first, we have to go to Brazil."

Oh Louis, you old tease.


JOSE SPEAKS ON ZLATAN, CAVANI AND FALCAO
A few things from Jose Mourinho now, on assorted forward transfer targets for the summer.

Speaking to Canal Football Club, he was asked about rumours of a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to which he said:

"Zlatan to Chelsea? It's impossible. He's happy at Paris. I know because he is my friend and we are in touch. PSG, with all its wealth, would never open the door. That's mission impossible."

He also suggested it would be impossible to move for Edinson Cavani, but did suggest Radamel Falcao might be a goer. If you will.

He said: "I have a team, but no striker. Falcao does not have a team. A player like him can't play in front of 3,000 people. Monaco is a club to end [your career with]."

Finally, he said Eden Hazard ain't going nowhere, possibly without the double negative.

"Eden is our boy," he added. "We want him to stay for ten years. We want to build the team around him. He's a player with the style of football that we want to have in our team."


HARRY FOR THE CHOP?
We're actually quite surprised that these sort of stories haven't been appearing before, given that QPR should really be about a million points clear at the top of the Championship with their squad.

The Times reports this morning that QPR are considering Harry Redknapp's position after a poor run of form that has seen them slip down the table, away from the automatic promotion places.

They're now seven points behind second spot, and The Times reckons the club's board are having doubts, and are already thinking about replacements.

Among those potential replacements is Michael Laudrup, available after his dismissal from Swansea. It would cost QPR a pretty penny to get rid of Redknapp and his staff, but it might cost them more not to go up this season.


NO MICHU BIDS FOR SWANSEA
Speaking of Swansea, there has been talk of late about Anzhi making a move for Michu, but Garry Monk has denied any such chatter.

"Michu is the type of player who will attract interest and he is a good player," said Monk.

"He needs to get himself fit and that's got to be his first priority.

"We're not a selling club and players who have been sold, it has been for the right price. We've had no offers and Michu should concentrate on getting back on that pitch for us. He's a big part of our plans going forward."


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