It has become a three-man race for the signature of talented Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara as Barcelona have also shown interest in his signature and are set to submit a bid for him.
Initially, it was a race between Man United and Liverpool as the English Premier League duo were set to fight for his signature following speculations that he will be seeking a new challenge elsewhere after helping the Bundesliga club to win the UEFA Champions League.
It was reported last week that Thiago Alcantara is not willing to leave Bayern Munich anymore but that has not stopped speculations concerning his future with the latest coming from Spain.
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It would be recalled that Thiago Alcantara spent some years in Barcelona when he was much younger but had to leave because he was unable to break into the team. He is now tipped to return with manager Roland Koeman keen to work with him in the new season.
Bild reporter Tobi Altschaffl, who confirms the interest from the Spanish La Liga outfit stated that Barcelona chiefs want to bring their homegrown talent, 28, to Camp Nou.
However, Ronald Koeman already has an alternative in Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum if Thiago Alcantara fails to agree on a return to Spain.