Man United prepare bid for Barca star

Thiago Alcantara Barcelona midfielderManchester United are reportedly plotting a summer move for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan giants are ready to listen to offers for the midfield playmaker, who United are believed to have tried to sign in the past.

United are in the market for a central midfielder following Paul Scholes‘ decision to retire at the end of the campaign.

Alcantara is thought to be keen to depart Barcelona and the Spanish side are open to a sale, providing an acceptable offer is received.

United will face competition for the 22-year-old as incoming Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, a former Barcelona manager, has also been linked with Alcantara.

New United boss David Moyes, who will replace Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, is expected to be busy in the transfer market and has also been linked with moves for Premier League players Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini from current club Everton as well as Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas.

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