Manchester United have reportedly cooled on their interested in Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos after newly appointed boss Louis van Gaal suggested they look at other options.
Although earlier it was believed the Red Devils were very close to securing the 24-year-old signature, Holland head coach Van Gaal, who has already worked with Kroos at Bayern Munich, has reportedly cancelled the transfer, according to the Guardian.
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes, who is currently being investigated by police for an alleged assault, was the one initially interested in bringing the German international to Old Trafford.
However, just as the deal looked like it was going to be concluded, Van Gaal, who has his own list of transfer targets, has reportedly decided to call off the £20 million move.
Meanwhile former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes the Red Devils will be making a big mistake if they do not sign Kroos this summer.
The 39-year-old, who ended his playing career in 2013, feels the German midfielder is one of the players United need to sign if they are to again start challenging for the Premier League title and other pieces of silverware next season.
The Red Devils have proved they are in need of new talent this summer after enduring a very disappointing campaign under Moyes, finishing in seventh place and 22 points behind champions Manchester City in the English Premier league last season.
And Scholes is certain United will be back to the top next season, if they sign players like Kroos.
"The first player I'd bring in is Toni Kroos. He's a top-class central midfield player but United need five or six to get anywhere near the top of the Premier League again.No player at Manchester United can take much credit after last season's performances, bar David de Gea. It was a disaster. The keeper being player of the year says a lot," said Scholes, according to Sky Sports.
"Edward Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he's good enough at his job. He has to bring the players in that the new manager wants. It's obvious that last year he didn't manage to do that. If he doesn't we are not going to get anywhere near the top."