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Man Utd’s £17m Move For Alcantara Set To Be Hijacked?

European Champions Bayern Munich could be set to hijack Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to reports on Tuesday.

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, could Bayern Munich hijack Man Utd’s move for Thiago Alcantara?

Bayern Munich could be set to hijack Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to the Daily Star.

The 22-year-old starlet has been widely tipped to leave the Nou Camp this summer after struggling to force his way into Tito Vilanova’s starting eleven on a regular basis with the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Alcantara has emerged as one of Europe’s hottest properties after playing a starring role for Spain during this summers European Under-21 Championship triumph, with the Star claiming the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been keen on luring him away from Spain this summer.

David Moyes’ men appeared to be the favourites to land the exciting playmaker, with widespread reports in recent days suggesting Old Trafford was likely to be the midfielders next destination and a £17m move was expected to be concluded within a matter of days.

However, the Star are now citing reports emanating from Spain that suggest European Champions Bayern Munich are ready to hijack the deal with new manager Pep Guardiola understood to be keen on taking the youngster to the Allianz Arena.

The idea of working with former boss Guardiola in Germany is sure to be a tempting prospect for the Spanish international and it’s also claimed in the report that Barcelona haven’t given up trying to persuade him to stay and will hold final talks when he returns to pre-season training later this week.

So it looks as though United still have a few hurdles to overcome before they get their hands on one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Europe.

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How disappointed will United fans be if they miss out on Alcantara? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Samdee

    July 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Let them have him if they stand to be more likely to have him, since man u or moyes cannot stand the chance to have him since this rumours started. Just tired of all this news things, all we want is not stories anymore but signatures

  2. Isaac Onwu

    July 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I have learnt not to put my heart on any Man Utd transfer target. I have received enough heartbreaks from the previous experiences. I only wait until i see a player in Old Traford before i celebrate him as her player. This is not strange experince. Up United!

  3. semiu sanni

    July 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I am tired of today thiago tomorow barca, if he dont want to come, let him go to any club he wants man united is too big for any individual player be it thiago, rooney or anybody.

  4. suleimam

    July 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    2day gosip 2moro rumours pls why dont u stop lyin, an alow us hav peace of mine.

  5. emeka

    July 9, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    man united is indeed a team in the world that is full of admirations for good players,promising to get them but to no avail.stinginess indeed.if they miss out on this lad thiago,i will personaly not be happy with moyes bcos thats not the right way to start ur career in a club like united particularly now that our midfield is in the state of worry.

  6. Oramu enede

    July 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I wont blame moyes for anytin

  7. Iwosolo

    July 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Guys is not only you am affected too, i tink if moyes cant be able get dis one, den isnt ready to compete wit his rival he want to fight for fourth place

  8. Abdul ahad musa

    July 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Let him join home of tropies

  9. Iwosolo

    July 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    David moyes want to fall united, is not interested in buying any player. We need a creatve mildfilder, now we av de opptunity is not saying anytin about de player, he wants used de method he using at everton not winning trophies always 6th to 7th in the league. I will goin to be happi if he didnt sign tiago. A buyout clause of €17m is too big for moyes not to sign tiago while, wen barca nd madrid jst splashed de cash of 52 to 30m for jst one player.

  10. Simon

    July 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Am getting irritated on how man u acts in every transfer, let us hope it doesn’t become like lucas’s case u bargain, bargain then another club snaps up the lad. Learn to act quickly otherwise we will miss on all hot talents

  11. Israel Tim

    July 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Am tired of man u transfer speculation, thi7 nonsens.

  12. khoo

    July 9, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    It seems David Moyes will have a problem… strootman hijack to Roma..thiago.. hijack.. good luck to Mu this coming season..

  13. Iwosolo

    July 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Come on moyes u are too lazy in d transfer market, we ar about lose strootman to Roma amounting €15m, wia are u we need dis lad to replace carrick again tiago a wel known creatve mildfilder, guadiola from bayern wants to hijack a deal for tiago. Did want to use carrick nd cleverly for united milfild next season?

  14. Olamide abiola

    July 10, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Am tire 4 moyes o

  15. Kosi kaka

    July 10, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I tink moyes is lazy 2 sign players in dis his new career,my sadnes is dat moyes is nt even anxious in signin dis creativ guy called thiago,unlyk his rivals hu dnt even price players twice nd gt dem,moyes pls build our future in man u nd dnt destroy dis tower dat fergie has build 4 years.

  16. toblat

    July 10, 2013 at 2:32 am

    m gettin really faustrated abt dis transfer watzoever….i rememberd dis.waz how we did.durin eden harzard’s case samefin wit lucas moura….. ama get ceriozly anoyd wit david moyes if e shud miss out on thiago…thiago is jst wat we nid….very creative,young and tallented…. moyesssss wakeup and get dis guy 4 us…

  17. Alexander

    July 10, 2013 at 3:47 am

    what is meaning of this,am tired of all this utd is always lazy in transfers.get us thiago,garay and nico gaitan please@david moyes.

  18. Adebayo

    July 10, 2013 at 4:13 am

    This not the 7th time united will be missing on a hot player like this same τ̅☺ Bezema,Sneijder,Silva,Kaka,moura,Hazard and many more. This moyes is very dull in transfer window Ąήϑ i think if he did not sign this boy i will be supporting Swansea in †ђξ coming season.

  19. oga ib

    July 10, 2013 at 4:20 am

    thiago and barca shuld respect their for u/gadiola how mildfilder u want sign_u ve signed gotze nd more experience mildfilders why cnt u allow us to sign thiago wit one mind.moyes shuld try and sign bains,strootman and thiago.plz

  20. eyob

    July 10, 2013 at 4:51 am

    if any thing happens new boss is accountable. But it will be dis appointing

  21. Pius Sabas

    July 10, 2013 at 5:33 am

    oooh poor gurdiola live thiago to united you already have gotze and united plz stop playing with us we need players or u want noise neighbors to laughing at us or we don’t need any trophy dc season? stop drama

  22. AIGee

    July 10, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Moyes should be sacked by January…he’s freaking every1. He’s a yeye coach!!!

    • Israel

      July 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

      He is a poor coach, i dont know y sir alex assign him

  23. Israel

    July 10, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Infact moyes is crazy, i dont think he can succeed in united….procastination over a boy since all this days

  24. Israel

    July 10, 2013 at 6:49 am

    If bayern suceeded in hijacking thiago… All united fans will highly be dissapointed on this 10 years trophiless coach o… I dont even knw y sir alex assign him


    July 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

    What is that Man U manager waiting for, if logo in all u will see Man U have moved 2 sign so so player.

  26. Angu

    July 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Guys am so tired of all these rumours, seems like nothing will harppen at man utd, the club is so slow when it comes to signing players, moyes come on move quickly.

  27. christy ighofose

    July 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Hey moyes! What’s going on? What are u thinking? Dis is manutd not Everton, pls dnt use d method of Everton here bcos u wil just remove d name united frm d club. We need Thiago at manutd dis season, if u dn’t sign him dat means dis season there wil b no trouphy. B careful if not d fans wil soon dislike u. We need dat Thiago dis season pls. Stop keeping us in suspense. Thanks as u go for d signature and not rumour.

  28. Pius

    July 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I think this is not moyes’ fate,man u has always been lazy when it comes to transfer window we deem not I need to compete in spending a lot claiming man u not the club of that type and ultimately we end loosing very creative players such as hazard,moura,silva,ozil and now alcantara.Damn it we are tired of you.

  29. IDIOTS

    July 10, 2013 at 8:06 am

    The spelling and grammar posted is nothing short of disgraceful. Does Manchester United have the most illiterate fans in the world? It would seem that way with the sheer number of idiots who posted already. You guys need to worry about education and not who United are buying.

  30. diamond

    July 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Sometimes man utd just piss me off, to get just thiago is now a big deal, man utd is just too big for this if u want him go get him everyday we hear new sponsorship deal worth millions of pounds & we can’t even shed a few millions on players that would improve the club am beginning to hate this moyes guy (gutted) SHM

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