There is major drama here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Daily Mirror have claimed that Manchester United have edged closer to netting Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara and that could mean the Catalan giants will now make their move for Chelsea star Juan Mata.
Barcelona player Thiago is considering making a move away from the Camp Nou after failing to break into the starting 11 week in, week out because of the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta and now it seems that United and David Moyes could well be set to swoop for the player.
This in turn could then provide Barcelona with the cash they need to buy Juan Mata from Chelsea.
Mata of course is reportedly out of favour with new boss Jose Mourinho already and whilst most of us find that utterly bizarre it could well spell the end of the Spanish midfielder’s time at Stamford Bridge, with big admirers Barcelona ready to swoop for the player.
Daivd Moyes is confident of landing Thiago who of course scored a hat-trick in the final of the European Under-21’s Championship yesterday and was simply one of the stars of the tournament. Real Madrid are also interested in the young player yet given the relationship between the clubs and also Thiago’s affection for Barcelona, this is unlikely.
Will Barcelona make a surprise swoop for Mata this summer? Would Chelsea be mad to let him go? Let us know your thoughts below.
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