Manchester United suffered a Champions League exit on Wednesday night, losing 3-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate against holders Bayern Munich.
Coupled with their current Premier League position, it means there is almost no chance of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season, for the first time since 1995/96.
For manager David Moyes, that means the rebuilding must start in earnest this summer and he gave a hint after the defeat that talks were already underway with potential signings, as per David McDonnell in Mirror Football.
Naturally, opposition midfielder Toni Kroos will be one who is suspected of being involved in that planning, having been heavily linked to the Red Devils for much of 2014. Here are five players United should already be opening discussions with, who might find a move to Manchester appealing.