Spaniard is weighing up the possibility of leaving Barca at the end of this campaign.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes is reportedly considering making a move to sign highly-rated young FC Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcântara this summer, says the Sun.
The coveted Spain international has been a first-team player at Camp Nou since 2009, when he graduated from the Barcelona B team, and in the intervening four years the 22-year-old has made 66 Liga appearances or the Catalan giants, scoring seven goals.
However, since the arrival of new Barca head coach Tito Vilanova, Thiago has fallen down the pecking order with the Spanish giants, playing only 25 league games to date this season, and overall just 34 matches in all competitions under the new man.
And as a result, Moyes is understood to want to take advantage of the player’s current unhappiness at the newly-crowned Liga champions to persuade him to move to Old Trafford this summer as a replacement for the now retired Paul Scholes.
“He’s not happy because of his lack of playing time and wants to go to a club where he’ll get regular first-team football,” a Catalan insider told the Sun.
“Boss Tito Vilanova is not a big fan and has marginalised Thiago this season, preferring to play Cesc Fabregas or Alex Song ahead of him.
“That frustrates Thiago because he knows he is good enough to probably get into any other team in the world.”