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Thursday's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup: Thiago Alcantara, Jadon Sancho, Alexis Sanchez

Thursday's Man Utd transfer talk: Alcantara, Sancho, Sanchez
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Thursday, July 16.

Manchester United must now turn their attention to the summer transfer window having left their business until late in January.

The Red Devils brought in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in the final days of the winter window but are still expected to be active in the summer as they aim to restore their former glories.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Old Trafford.

Thursday morning's Manchester United transfer talk news roundup:

Manchester United 'close to beating Liverpool for Thiago Alcantara'

Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara on June 10, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United have reportedly emerged as the new frontrunners to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

With just a year remaining on his contract, the Spaniard is said to be keen on accepting a new challenge elsewhere during the next transfer window.

Throughout this month, Liverpool have been regarded as the favourites for the former Barcelona man, who may be available for a fee in the region of £30m.

However, according to Sport, United have moved into pole position for the 29-year-old's signature.

Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well stocked for options in the centre of the pitch, the Norwegian may jump at the opportunity to sign the playmaker for a cut-price fee.

At a time when they are thought to be prioritising a winger, much could depend on whether United are able to secure qualification for next season's Champions League.

Bayern Munich 'want Liverpool to double Thiago Alcantara bid'

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara pictured in August 2019© Reuters

Bayern Munich and Liverpool are reportedly still some way apart when it comes to their valuations of Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

The 29-year-old has again been a key player for the German champions this season but his contract at the Allianz Arena is due to expire at the end of next June.

A recent report claimed that Liverpool were in 'very advanced' negotiations with Bayern over a move for the midfielder, who has won seven Bundesliga titles during his time in Germany.

However, according to Bild, the two sides are struggling to come to an agreement over a transfer fee.

The report claims that Bayern want €40m (£36.2m) for the Spain international, but Jurgen Klopp's side are not prepared to pay more than €20m (£18.1m) for a player who has less than 12 months to run on his contract.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus have also been credited with an interest.

More transfer news from Manchester United:

Jadon Sancho's Manchester United move 'hinges on Champions League qualification'
Manchester United must qualify for next season's Champions League in order to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Alexis Sanchez 'refusing to take pay cut as part of Manchester United exit'
Alexis Sanchez is not prepared to take a pay cut in order to secure a move away from Manchester United this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'submit proposal for Sochaux wonderkid'
Manchester United reportedly make contact with Sochaux regarding a potential deal for teenager Willy Kambwala. Read more.

Jude Bellingham 'agrees £22.5m Borussia Dortmund deal'
Borussia Dortmund win the race to sign Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham in a £22.5m deal, according to a report. Read more.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'wants to strengthen in three positions this summer'
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants to sign a right-sided forward, a centre-forward and a centre-back this summer. Read more.

Manchester United 'ready to sell six first-team players this summer'
Manchester United could sell as many as six first-team players this summer to generate transfer funds, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United, Manchester City to battle for Mikel Oyarzabal?
Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in signing Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal, according to a report. Read more.


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