a��Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting central midfield ahead of the summer transfer window – and Toni Kroos is reportedly on a six man shortlist. The Real Madrid idfielder has made 31 appearances for club and country this season, but the Daily Mail reports he wants a new challenge next season. And the report claims that he has been shortlisted by United as a possible replacement for Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini. Carrick is expected to retire at the end of the season, while Marouane Fellaini is out of contract and set to leave on a free transfer. And it is said that United have a six man shortlist for their replacements, headlined by Kroos. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Jean Michael Seri, Willian, Victor Wanyama and Jorginho are the other players United are said to be looking at. MEN Sport revealed that United were interested in Jorginho back in December, while Borussia Dortmund duo Julian Weigl and Christian Pulisic have been scouted. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail also claim that United have scouted Real Sociedad right back Alvaro Odriozola.
The 22-year-old broke into the first team last year and is now said to be interesting Real Madrid and Barcelona And United are reported to have watched him in the second leg of the Europa League clash with Red Bull Salzburg last week as Mourinho hunts for an heir to Antonio Valencia.