Real Madrid fear being trumped by Chelsea in the race for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos. The Daily Star says Real have conceded that Chelsea are likely to beat them to the signing of Kroos.

Madrid have offered the Germany international a £4m-a-year deal to join Cristiano Ronaldo & co at the Bernabeu. But Chelsea are preparing to splash the cash to trump Madrid's contract offer.

The Blues will propose a £7m-a-year deal to Kroos in a bid to lure him to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will offer Bayern £20m for the midfielder and Real are now prepared to concede defeat.

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