Manchester United have yet to make their move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara but they are involved in the race for the 29-year-old, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk.
The German reporter took to Twitter yesterday to reveal that Liverpool remain in talks to sign the Spanish international but, at this stage, there is no certainty where the player will end up:
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) September 1, 2020
Some United supporters on Twitter are hopeful that they will beat the Premier League champions to Thiago’s signature, although others are more pessimistic:
United hijack incoming pic.twitter.com/ZnUj0fY34T
— Josh (@UtdJxshh) September 1, 2020
Utd just pay
— Jet Taylor (@Jet_Taylor14) September 1, 2020
Liverpool will get him
— david (@david_c101) September 1, 2020
ffs pay up man it’s 30 million for one of the best midfielders in the world
— Bilal Al'Dujaily (@PapiDeLibano) September 1, 2020
At least we’re included in these updates alongside Liverpool, shows we’re actually a threat I guess lol
— Yahya 🔴👹 (@RocketPersie) September 1, 2020
Let’s see what happens, still see him Liverpool bound.
— Dyl (@UtdDyl) September 1, 2020
Ed is still on his private plane counting his pocket change. Not long left before the bid arrives.
— Sebastian (@sebaj6000) September 1, 2020
Its not happening
— Ahmed Mohamed (@ahmedmithwani39) September 1, 2020
Obviously, we won't make an offer. He wants to join Liverpool, so we will only make an offer if that falls through or if he agrees personal terms with us.
— Alex (@_AlexUtd) September 1, 2020
already a liverpool player, focus on our own targets and not being dragged into liverpools PR nonsense
— James (@SaintPhoenixx) September 1, 2020
The reports coming out of Germany do suggest that Thiago has his heart set on a move to Anfield but things can change quickly. The Reds are not prepared to pay Bayern’s €30m (£27m) asking price and if negotiations do stall, there will be an opportunity for other clubs to step in.
It’s unlikely that United will be the only club monitoring developments, though, with Arsenal having also been mentioned in recent weeks.