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Friday's game against Gladbach went according to plan for Bayern as they opened proceedings to the Bundesliga championship in 2014, yet the main story that came from the match was the presence of David Moyes in the stands, which has now led many papers to speculate as to who he was following.
The English angle is of course based around the prospect of one of Bayern's brightest stars, Toni Kroos, looking to jump ship and join the interested party in Manchester. The Daily Telegraph ran with the story on January 25 stating that Moyes was shown around the Munich ground by an assistant to Volker Struth, whose agency deals with Kroos' contract.
The Daily Mirror also ran with the same story that day, correctly stating that player's contract is set to expire in 2015 meaning that he may be available at a cut-price this summer.
Bayern are confident that the midfielder will tie his contract up before too long, yet as stated in Bild (German), again on January 25, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pointed out that the recent talks have brought no results.
Speculation continued on January 28 when Sky Sports reported an interview the German international did with Kicker, in which he states:
"I am unable to rule anything out," I am under contract with Bayern Munich (until June 2015). Actually there are yet no further talks (regarding a new contract) scheduled. I will therefore fully focus on the second half of the season.
Before Bundesliga reporter Jan Aage Fjortoft tweeted later that day, saying: "Tony Kroos has rejected Bayern's 1st offer to extend his contract (till 2015). I understand he wants to double his money."
Then today, January 29, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke to Bild Sport(German) and made the club's intentions with Kroos perfectly clear:
"I hope we can get an agreement with Toni Kroos. We have to find a contract that make Toni and Bayern happy."