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Bild: Toni Kroos Deal to Real Madrid Not Close

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The 24-year-old will wait until after the World Cup to make his decision as the tabloids continue to battle for headlines

Martin Rose

News of Toni Kroos's club future has consumed the headlines in both Germany and Spain, overshadowing Germany's quarterfinal match against France. He have done their best to contain the madness that is the summer transfer window.

"Why are you taking so many pictures suddenly? Sorry, I can't help you on that either. Not every story I can comment on," he told Eurosport UK.

"I said quite clearly that, during World Cup, no decision will be made. I want to concentrate on World Cup. Nothing has been agreed."

Marca reported earlier this week that a deal between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid was already done, and Kroos would move to the Spanish capital for a €25 million fee. According to Bild, that deal is not close to completion.

According to BILD-Information, there is still no final agreement. Neither between Real and Kroos, nor between Real and Bayern.

But the chances for a transfer are good.

Kroos's agent, Volker Struth, denied earlier this week that any agreement was on the horizon. Germany head coach Joachim Löw, when asked about Kroos's future, said that the 24-year-old and Real Madrid have even had a conversation.

"Toni Kroos has had no personal contact with Real Madrid," said Löw [Eurosport UK]. "If a decision is to made it will be after the World Cup."

With the transfer window now open, the only thing that will deter the battle of the tabloids is an address from either or both of the clubs. Kroos has his hands full with what he can contribute next to the German national team, so rumors can continue to fly, but nothing will stick until the World Cup is over.