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Manchester United coy in transfer pursuit


thiago.jpgThe Daily Mail have claimed today that Manchester United will strengthen this summer – but to the surprise of fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern it may not be with Thiago Alcantara.

It had been thought that the Barcelona midfielder was on his way to Old Trafford after it was claimed that the club were not only willing to treble his salary but also offer him the chance of first team football to boot.

After failing to break the duo of Xavi and Andres Iniesta in the middle of the Barcelona midfield, yet seeing his stock rise higher and higher with the Spanish Under-21 international side, it seemed clear that the time had come for Thiago to leave the Camp Nou.

Now however David Moyes has remained vague over the future of the player and noted to MUTV that: “Manchester United will always be close to the best players.

“I will inform the supporters as much as I can.

“Some things are confidential but I am doing everything I possibly can to strengthen the current English champions.”

Thiago of course would be available for around £17 million – considerably less than what Barcelona would like to sell the midfielder for but given the lack of game time last season, they have little choice should that amount be met.

Is David Moyes simply being respectful regarding mentioning another club’s player? Let us know your thoughts below.

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