Juventus are reportedly keeping tabs on Toni Kroos, ahead of making a move for the Real Madrid star, according to reports in Spain, 90min reports.
Marca claims that the Bianconeri are ready to flex their financial clout again, as they look to bolster their midfield options, with the club having failed to do so already, despite losing Paul Pogba to Manchester United in the summer, and are eyeing up Kroos as the perfect replacement for the world’s most expensive player.
Massimiliano Allegri still has the £85m from Pogba’s sale available to him, and the Serie A champions have been linked with a host of replacements in recent months, including Kroos, Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi, Zenit St Petersburg’s Axel Witsel and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic.
Germany international Kroos’ chances of trading Madrid for Turin, however, would appear to be slim at best.
Kroos is a key component of Zinedine Zidane’s first-team squad at the Bernabeu and, as a member of one of the biggest clubs in the world, would require a sizable financial package from Juventus to even consider leaving Real.
Additionally, Marca’s report goes on to state that it is, in fact, Paris St-Germain’s Marco Verratti who is top of Juventus’ transfer wishlist ahead of the January transfer window, with Kroos a backup option should they not be successful in their pursuit of the Italian midfielder.