Toni Kroos set for Real Madrid move after World Cup - Beckenbauer

Toni Kroos… Must. Not. Make. 'Kroos Control' pun. Must. Not.

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Straight from Der Kaiser himself, the news that Germany's exemplary midfielder (and Golden Ball nominee) Toni Kroos has his heart set on a move from Bayern to Real Madrid this summer.

Kroos, who snubbed a move to Manchester United, is having a wonderful World Cup and has surely seen his value soar since Germany kicked off its campaign with a big win over Portugal.

World Cup Golden Ball nominees announced: Messi and Neymar on shortlist

Neymar exited the World Cup in cruel fashion but may yet win the Golden Ball.

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Adidas have announced the ten-player shortlist for the Golden Ball award at the World Cup. The nominees are:

Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Neymar (Brazil)
Toni Kroos (Germany)
Arjen Robben (Holland)
Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
Phillipp Lahm (Germany)
Thomas Mueller (Germany)
Javier Macherano (Argentina)
Mats Hummels (Germany)
James Rodriguez (Colombia)