The Manchester Evening News says United were last night on the verge of sealing a deal to sign Kroos.
The Reds are understood to have agreed in principle to a £20m swoop for the German midfield star who is about to enter the last year of his Bayern contract.
Former Old Trafford boss David Moyes had made Kroos one of his main transfer targets before being sacked.
And now new United boss Louis van Gaal is understood to have given the go ahead for the deal to be completed.
Van Gaal knows all about Kroos having managed him when he was in charge at Bayern.
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