Thiago has set his sights on a move to the Premier League this summer with Liverpool – seven years after former United boss David Moyes rejected the chance to sign the midfielder the same summer he signed Fellaini.
Thiago Alcantara has only one year left on his current contract at Bayern Munich with negotiations reportedly breaking down.
The Spaniard holds one of the most impressive resumes in world football having already won nine league titles in the last 10 years.
His first two came at Barcelona, where current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made him a first-team regular. Thiago would eventually join Guardiola again at Bayern Munich, joining in 2013, but the Spain international initially wanted to join United.
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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims Thiago had asked his agent to call Manchester United on two separate occasions with David Moyes deciding he wasn’t the right player for the club.
That summer was David Moyes’ first in charge of the Red devils having taken over from Sir Alex Ferguson and he had signed Juan Mata and Fellaini for a combined fee of £70million.
Thiago eventually signed for Bayern for just £22.5million but Balague says he wants to leave the German side with the Premier League being his preferred destination.
The midfielder has been in talks with Bayern Munich over a new deal at the Allianz, but it is claimed he has not responded to the club’s offer.
He has instructed his agent to contact Premier League teams over a possible transfer move this summer window.
Bayern are believed to value Thiago at around £43million but, with just one year remaining on his current contract, the Bundesliga side may not have the bargaining power.