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Toni Kroos on Pep Guardiola, Manchester City rumors: "I'm not worried Real Madrid will sell me"

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One of Manchester City's biggest transfer targets is not thinking of moving to England just yet.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has been heavily linked with reuniting with new City coach Pep Guardiola, who wants to sign the German star and replicate their success working together for one season at Bayern Munich. Guardiola turned Kroos into a fantastic midfielder that had everything the Catalan coach wanted to stamp his style into the Bavarian club.

Guardiola was disappointed to lose Kroos when the player moved to Madrid after a sensational World Cup campaign with Germany, and Pep might be looking to bring the player to the Citizens to form his midfield. Kroos was recently asked about the link, but he did not give a favorable answer to Guardiola and City fans.

He is not thinking about leaving Madrid, and even denied that Pep approached him about a possible reunion.

"[Did Pep Guardiola approach me?] No, my crude answer is."

"I don't have any worries [Real Madrid will look to sell], no. The media now says a lot hinges on the outcome of the [Champions League] final, but I have played two very good years here and have taken a central position in our game right from the beginning.

"Football is a fickle day-to-day business, but I think that my standing is good and I don't believe that this fate is awaiting me."

Source: Suddeutsche Zeitung via Manchester Evening News