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Chelsea Make Contact With Man Utd Target Thiago Alcantara As Jose Eye Bargain Deal

Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara after making contact with the players agents about a potential move to London.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is considering making an offer for Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara after the Blues made contact with the players agent over a potential move to west London, according to ESPN.

Alcantara was the hero for Spain’s Under-21’s side this week as he bagged a superb hat-trick to seal a 4-2 win over Italy in the final of the European Championships.

It seems this performance has alerted Chelsea with ESPN claiming that the Blues are ready to go head-to-head with rivals Manchester United with new boss Mourinho ready to table an offer for the 22-year-old – who’s buy-out fee has dropped from €90 million (£77m) to just €18m (£15.4m) this summer due to a clause in his contract that stated he would be available at a cut-price if he didn’t play at least 30 minutes in 60% of Barcelona’s games last season.

The report also claims that while Chelsea have now made contact with Alcantara’s representatives over a potential move to Stamford Bridge, United remain the favourites to lure the talented playmaker to the Premier League with officials from the champions understood to be in regular contact with the players agents as well as Barcelona.

Speculation of a move to Old Trafford went into over-drive on Wednesday when it was revealed that United goalkeeper David De Gea had written the message ‘see you in Manchester‘ on the midfielder’s match ball after his treble in the final. Although Alcantara has played down the incident, ESPN claim United are ‘confident’ they will be able to win the race for his signature this summer despite interest from Chelsea.

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Would Alcantara be a good addition this summer? Do you rate him? Share your views in the comments section below.

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Dasors

    June 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Hurry up cavani chelsea is ur real destination come nd win ur price nd dft cup both england nd europ

  2. kay

    June 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Cavani chelsea need yyou

  3. Emmatek Hernandez

    June 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Well cavani moving to chelsea is Not a gud deal. Bcos Cavani will end up like TORESS(50 Million waste)

  4. Abubakar BAUCHI

    June 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    United should please sign Thiago on time

  5. Bonzywizzup

    June 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Utd shuld move fast 4 thiago…plz Moyes!

  6. Federal

    June 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Lukaku wil b more prolific infront of goal dis season, cfc shld sign rooney instead of cavani if they really wnts 2 sign a striker

  7. Hannington Omongot

    June 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Don’t talk about Moyes now; he is still slumbering in Scotland and he will wake up to clean a trophy less cabinet and hope for a top 4 finish in 2014/2015 season after an embarassing first campaign at OT this season coupled with a sloppy transfer strategy. I really pity Man Utd and what SAF recommended 4 a manager. They sh’d borrow a lesson from the new and active managers in Chelsea, Man City, Bayern M, etc. I am a Man Utd fan too.

    • Shijo

      June 22, 2013 at 1:03 am

      No you are not, you’re only a pretender and a fifth columnist amongst Utd fans.

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  9. angelo henriquez

    June 20, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    wayne rooney he would stay man utd he can not go anywhere he is my utd boy he can not leave Cfc is garbage team he stay forever Chelsea is garbage.

  10. angelo henriquez

    June 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    rooney he stay at united he can’t leave anywhere he doesn’t like blues Chelsea team he is the fantastic he don’t like blue shirt Chelsea is garbage.

  11. angelo henriquez

    June 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    hey guy’s Welcome Back to Old Trafford Cristiano Ronaldo.

  12. Javi

    June 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I hope Man Utd complete the deal to sign Thiago ASAP. I still remember the Eden Hazard saga last summer, United reportedly had his signature until Chelski came with a huge sum for Lille FC a fat wage for Hazard, a bumper bonus for his agent and a Chelski FC contract for his brother!

  13. Javi

    June 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I hope Man Utd complete the transfer of Thiago ASAP. I still recall the Eden Hazard saga last summer. United reportedly had his signature until Chelski came with a huge sum for Lille FC a fat wage for Hazard, a bumper bonus for his agent and a Chelski FC contract for his brother!

  14. Hannington Omongot

    June 20, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    This really disappointing! “The early bird catches the worm”. If these so called vacations for a manager continue like this while others are busy even before the transfer window opens, then Man Utd must brace 4 trophy less seasons, a culture that Arsenal, Everton, NewCastle Utd, have to give us recommendations and guidelines on how to get used to and still be happy. Jose Mourinho onced said, “vocations are for the loosers”. Could he be wrong?

  15. Bright

    June 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    i strongly believe thiago and cavani will be chelsea playas nex seasn.mourinho plz dnt sell mata our star playa.

  16. baffab

    June 21, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Pls moyes go for thiago ginkel garay and strootman we need them at united

  17. BlueSmurf

    June 21, 2013 at 1:37 am

    If Chelsea really want Thiago we will get him and there wont be anythang United can do about it!! So the question is how muçh does Jose want Thiago??

  18. jon

    June 21, 2013 at 2:04 am

    thiago is a good player, so i think chelsea shld make their interest known to the player cuz united shldn’t be that hard to trump. Please don’t sign cavani, he is very cost at that price, besides; the bids we made for him shld have been enough to bring him to chelsea if he wanted us, but he clearly prefers madrid so please let him go, he’s not worth the stress. Plus he’s Overated. get thaigo, van ginkel and maybe benteke to support lukaku&torres.

  19. idowu.amadin

    June 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

    up blues.pls moriho.get us goal machaine lawadosk.or suport mefild.like felani. If u need goal.becous lukaku and tores s ok

  20. idowu.amadin

    June 21, 2013 at 6:09 am

    up blues i am a chelsea fans 4 life.pls we need player dat s srong and bold and skifull .pls de love one moriho get us de strong one in ur maind.roney or felani or lawadoski. Nt cavani

  21. Ak

    June 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Cavani is the only blues problem horry up mourinho

  22. Ak

    June 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Cavani is the only blues problem, horry up mourinho

  23. Ak

    June 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Nigeria. Kebbi state. Zuru LG, jakkasa area. There is AK DBLUES how want to see cavani and mata playing together

  24. i d noble

    June 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    please mourinho go sign bentake join him with lukaku,carvani price is too much,use torres for lesson.

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