Kroos no closer to Bayern deal

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has congratulated Thomas Muller and Philipp Lahm on their contract extensions with Bayern Munich but announced he is no closer to committing his own future to the club.

Last Updated: 18/06/14 at 20:17 Post Comment

Toni Kroos: Yet to sign new Bayern Munich contract

Toni Kroos: Yet to sign new Bayern Munich contract

Muller extended his contract until 2019 with Lahm committing until 2018 last week, but Kroos, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, where former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal takes charge next month, is still far from agreeing new terms.

Kroos has already turned down Bayern's first offer and suggested more acceptable terms, but the record German champions have yet to reach a compromise with the 24-year-old.

"There's nothing new to report," Kroos said at a press conference on Wednesday. "With respect to the time before the World Cup, nothing at all has changed.

"If anything does happen, then you will all find out. Congratulations to Philipp and Thomas for their decisions and extensions."

Kroos is still tied to Bayern until 2015, but should no new agreement be reached there may be a temptation to sell the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder this summer rather than potentially lose him on a free transfer next year.

In the meantime, Kroos is focusing on helping Germany win their first World Cup since West Germany's 1990 triumph, saying euphoria is unlikely to distract them after the 4-0 win over Portugal on Monday.

They face Ghana next, in Fortaleza on Saturday.

"We don't need bringing back down to earth because we've only won one game and that's nothing compared to what we have planned," Kroos said.

"Our opening game is already history; it doesn't count anymore

"It's great that we've made people euphoric, but that euphoria certainly isn't going to get to us."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

S

toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

megabrow (cufc)
Being Defensive About Being Defensive...

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

Footer 365

FA planning to send men's and women's GB teams to 2016 Olympics

FA are planning to send men's and women's Great Britain teams to compete in the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio.

Tottenham announce that legend and former captain Dave Mackay has died

Tottenham have announced that their former captain Dave Mackay has died. He was 80.

Liverpool boss Rodgers says Coutinho should be named top player

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes the form of Philippe Coutinho should make him player of the year.

Mail Box

Henderson The Best Midfielder In PL?

Jordan Henderson is named by two afternoon Mailboxers as the PL's best midfielder, while another suggests Man United are trying to emulate Barca...

Jose Settles Most Boring Team Debate...

There's lots of reaction to Chelsea and Liverpool's wins on Sunday, plus one Mailboxer asking: Who is the Premier League's best midfielder?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company