Last Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:32
Manchester United are set to wrap up the signing of Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara with reports claiming he has agreed a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old, who has helped Spain's Under-21s win the European Under-21 Championships in Israel, is determined to join a club that will give him more first-team opportunities as he targets a place in his country's senior squad for next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
And, following claims that United were interested in taking Thiago to Old Trafford, reports in Spain are claiming that Red Devils' boss David Moyes will hand him a five-year contract worth £5million-a-year.
Barca coach Tito Vilanova has admitted that he would like to keep Thiago at the Nou Camp, but the fact he failed to play in 60 per cent of the club's games last term and United are willing to trigger his 18 million euros release clause suggests he will be plying his trade in the Premier League next term.
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