Melbourne Victory's Kruse loosely linked with German Bundesliga
The 22-year old, who is currently on international duty with the Socceroos at the Asian Cup, is being linked with a move to Europe and Germany could be his landing pad.
Sources close to the Victory hinted that the reason for bringing Danny Allsopp back to the club was to cover for Kruse who is a very small chance of leaving during the current transfer window.
However, if nothing occurs in January, it is inevitable that the former Brisbane Roar youngster will move on in the near future to try his luck abroad.
Kruse has come along in leaps and bounds since his move to Melbourne in September 2009 season and has scored 10 goals in 16 starts so far this season.