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Barcelona youngster laughs off Manchester United link

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Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara has laughed off suggestions he could leave the Camp Nou and join Premier League champions Manchester United during the summer transfer window.

Manchester United have been linked with the Spain international in David Moyes' apparent pursuit of midfield reinforcements before September's transfer deadline.

Mundo Deportivo claims Thiago has the option of securing a transfer to Old Trafford, with Manchester United willing to activate the €18 million release clause written into the 22-year-old's contract with Barcelona.

Thiago was asked about the reported interest of Manchester United following Spain under-21's defeat of the Netherlands on Wednesday evening, but the Barcelona starlet was not willing to respond - opting instead to end the interview with a smile on his face.

The highly-rated young playmaker made 27 appearances in La Liga for Barcelona last season, 15 of which were starts, and has struggled to permanently infiltrate a midfield boasting the talents of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Manchester United seemingly hope to take advantage of Thiago's situation at the Camp Nou, with the offer of regular first-team football with the Red Devils a possible key negotiating factor in any proposed deal.

Along with Thiago, Manchester United are reported to be pursuing Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, although the former Arsenal captain maintains he will stay with the Catalan club.

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