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Chelsea boss Mourinho keen on Kroos - for 2015

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos to England - in 2015.

The Daily Mail says a proposed move to Manchester United may have collapsed, after new manager Louis Van Gaal decided against pursuing their interest, but the Bayern Munich midfielder remains at loggerheads with club bosses over renewing a contract that is entering its final 12 months.

According to sources in Munich, his refusal to commit himself to Bayern beyond the one remaining season on his current contract has alerted Chelsea manager Mourinho, who would welcome the chance to add the 24-year old's goalscoring flair from midfield to his attacking options.

Kroos would be free to talk to Chelsea representatives at the turn of the year, and there is little doubt they could meet wage demands that have so far scuppered any prospect of a new deal being thrashed out at Bayern.

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