Real Madrid’s star midfielder arrived at the Bernabeu from Bayern Munich 12 months after Mourinho had departed.
And he has since established himself as a mainstay in Zinedine Zidane’s team.
Kroos, 27, has a strong admirer at Old Trafford in Mourinho.
And according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, the United boss has already approached Kroos over his interest in moving to Manchester.
Mourinho is looking into the possibility of adding the Germany international to his ranks.
“United would have to make a substantial offer to turn Perez’s head”
But he faces a difficult challenge to convince Madrid president Florentino Perez to sell.
Kroos’ importance in the side as the ideal complement for Casemiro makes him almost indisposable.
Diario Gol add United would have to make a substantial offer to turn Perez’s head.
As much as Mourinho is keen on Kroos, though, Perez is determined to keep him in Spain’s capital.
It remains to be seen if Manchester United will step up any interest in the Madrid ace.
Having signed Nemanja Matic in the summer, Kroos would likely be targeted to partner him and help give Paul Pogba more freedom going forward.
Published at Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000