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Liverpool, United in 50-50 race for Bayern Munich star

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League champions Liverpool are no longer favourites in the race for Bayern Munich midfielder, Thiago Alcantara as Man United are reported to be showing real interest in his signature.

The future of Thiago Alcantara with the Bundesliga outfit is no longer certain as he is poised to leave the club this summer window for a new challenge. This decision was made by the player before he helped his team to win the UEFA Champions League title.

It was earlier expected that it would be a free ride for Liverpool as they were the only club showing real interest in the midfielder but that has since changed and it has been confirmed by a trusted transfer journalist, Jan Aage Fjortoft.

Jan Aage Fjortoft, while speaking on ESPN stated that it is very true that the Red Devils are desperate to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder because they are still in the market looking out for available qualities. He added that everyone thought Thiago Alcantara will be heading Liverpool but things can change.

For Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it is a case of building the team and adding fresh legs with this summer transfer window, the reason why he has been busy in the market, talking to a number of players.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.