Manchester United, Chelsea Enquire About Thiago Alcantara

Alcantara Set For Premier League Move?

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Manchester United and Chelsea have both made enquiries about Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

Spain international Alcantara has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena particularly as Bayern have no fewer than nine midfielders in their current squad although the German club have previously indicated that they have no plans to sell him.

“Of course we are planning with him,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said earlier this month.. “It will be an interesting battle for places with nine midfielders.”

But according to ESPN, both United and Chelsea are keen on Alcantara and have made formal enquiries about the 27-year-old. He was a target for Manchester United after he left Barcelona during the summer of 2013. he has won the Bundesliga title in each of his five seasons with Bayern.

Alcantara fell down the pecking order at Bayern last season with only 12 Bundesliga starts and nine appearances off the bench. His game time fell from 2292 league minutes to 1242.