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Kroos to stay at Bayern, says agent

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Toni Kroos to decide future in the summer

Toni Kroos' agent has disappointed Manchester United by insisting he expects the Germany international to stay at Bayern Munich next season - and perhaps longer.

The midfielder has been scouted by United manager David Moyes and is a target for the 2013 Premier League champions.

Kroos is out of contract at the Allianz Arena in 2015 and is yet to agree a new deal with the Bundesliga winners but Volker Struth, his representative, dashed United's hopes of capitalising on the stand-off to lure him to Old Trafford this summer.

"We are confronted with a variety of rumours for months but at the moment I believe that Toni plays in Bavaria until 2015 at least," he told Bild

United were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern on Wednesday, and in his news conference before their clash at Old Trafford a week ago, manager Pep Guardiola said that the 24-year-old will be part of his squad again next season.

He stated then: "Toni has one year more of a contract and Toni will remain there. I hope he can extend his contract and stay with us."

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also insisted that Kroos will not be on the move this summer.

"Toni Kroos will definitely still be playing for us next season," Rummenigge told Munchner Merkur last week. "Furthermore, we want him to carry on wearing our shirt beyond 2015."

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