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Thiago Alcantara has become one of the most wanted footballers in this period of mercato, his only 18 million euros buy-out clause fixed by Barcelona liking the greatest forces of football in Europe. It was talked about the interest of Real Madrid to transfer the Catalan midfielder, but it seems that Manchester United is in pole position to sign him, after the Catalan grouping bosses refused to let him go to their great rival from the Primera Division.

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But in the last few hours things have changed, with each passing minute Alcantara being closer to Bayern Munich, where tactician who promoted into the first team of Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, wants him at his new club.

The Spanish radio station Cadena Cope gave the first information last night and today it has been confirmed by the new manager of the team who won the historic treble last season: Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Pokal.

“If I’m interested in Alcantara? Thiago is the only player I want more to Bayern. We have many valuable players, but I think he has some special qualities. I discussed with the leadership, the decision belongs to them now. If they refuse to bring him, there’s no problem. ” Guardiola said at a press conference today, according to L’Equipe.

Barcelona has already found a replacement for Thiago. Most likely he is Sergi Roberto, who will be promoted from the Catalan club’s second team, following the young midfielder aged 21 years old to take Alcantara’s place, representing an option to replace Xavi.

2 goals in 27 matches Thiago scored for Barcelona in La Liga in the 2012-2013 season.