Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are expecting a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
BBC and ESPN journalist Constantin Eckner claims that the German side fully expects the 29-year-old to move to the Premier League but that it is United, not Liverpool, who are leading the chase to sign him.
The reporter previously suggested that he expects the deal to go down to the wire, with Bayern former-president Uni Hoeness claiming that both Liverpool and United were waiting until the end of the transfer window in order to attempt to low-ball the German champions.
Alcantara has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool with the side expected to lose midfielder Gigi Wijnaldum to FC Barcelona but in the latest week, the attention has shifted to United who is still active in the window after signing Van Deek from Ajax.
There have been reports that the Spanish star has informed the club that he does not want to sign a new contract and that he wants a new challenge elsewhere, forcing them to try to sell him in this window rather than allow him to leave on a free transfer next summer.
Yes, it is true. Manchester United are interested in Thiago’s services. Bayern expect to receive an offer from them. Liverpool remain interested in him, but they think the signing would be too expensive. https://t.co/2owjbRbelQ— Constantin Eckner (@cc_eckner) September 16, 2020