Manchester United 'end Toni Kroos pursuit'

Bayern Munichs midfielder Toni Kroos celebrates scoring the 0-1 goal past Hertha's goalkeeper Thomas Kraft (R) the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin vs FC Bayern Munich in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on March 25, 2014
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal reportedly backtracks on plans to sign Toni Kroos.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reportedly ended the club's pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos.

The Red Devils are said to have agreed a 20m fee for the Germany international, but the Dutchman has now pulled the plug on the move, according to The Mirror.

The Kroos deal is believed to have been negotiated by former manager David Moyes, but Van Gaal is reportedly keen to take the club in a different direction to his predecessor.

United have also been linked with moves for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman and Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.

Kevin Strootman of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and AS Roma at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 25, 2013
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