The United hierarchy tried to sign the German during his time at Bayern Munich back in 2014. However, the sacking of David Moyes and appointment of Louis van Gaal eventually saw a deal collapsed.
But Kroos has gone on to shine for Real Madrid and helped the Spanish giants win the Champions League last season.
Now the Independent claim the highly rated midfielder is back on the red Devils’ radar.
Mourinho is desperate to bolster his team at the end of the campaign as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick remains his top priority. Carrick was impressive against Blackburn in the FA Cup yesterday but with his age of 35, United considering reinforcements.
Mourinho has a tough task at the end of this season. It seems like Michael Carrick will leave Old Trafford after 11 years, as he has yet to be offered a new contract. The 35-year-old, despite having numerous doubters, has enjoyed a brilliant career, and has been a vital part of the team’s success over the past decade.
Manchester United will need to recruit another midfielder who can dictate the team’s play. It is believed the club hierarchy is willing to make a summer bid to challenge Madrid’s resolve.