Toni Kroos has discussed a move to Manchester United with his family, according to his brother Felix.
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The Bayern Munich midfielder is yet to agree a new contract with the European champions, and has been repeatedly scouted by United manager David Moyes.
Kroos’ current deal at the Allianz Arena expires in 2015, and the Germany international has said he will not make a decision about his future until the summer.
But his younger brother Felix, who plays for Werder Bremen, said the 24-year-old is aware of United’s interest as he weighs up his options.
"We have already talked about it. Manchester has been the team of my dreams since I was a child," AZ reports Felix as telling Sky Germany.
"However, I don’t give [Toni] any advice. He will take a good decision for himself. There are worse situations than having to decide something like that."
Moyes has made signing a central midfielder a priority since his appointment at Old Trafford last summer, with the Premier League champions in need of reinforcements as they sit seventh in the table.
The former Everton boss failed in bids for Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Daniele De Rossi, Sami Khedira and Ander Herrera before buying Marouane Fellaini last summer, but remains eager to strengthen in that department.
Moyes went to watch Kroos in Germany when Bayern faced Borussia Moenchengladbach in January, and was also at the Emirates Stadium when Kroos scored in Bayern's 2-0 Champions League win over Arsenal.