Manchester United’s €18m target will delay decision

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Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara says he is ignoring the talk of a transfer away from Barcelona until after the Under-21 European Championships.

New Old Trafford manager David Moyes is reportedly keen to recruit the 22-year-old and has considered a bid for him this summer.

Thiago has only played a bit part role at Camp Nou this season and reports in Spain suggested this had meant his release clause had dropped from €90million to just €18million.

Manchester United were said, in the report, to be seriously considering activating the release clause as Moyes looks to make his mark on the Red Devils squad.

Thiago acknowledged that he was aware of the rumours but said he could not afford to let them distract him ahead of the Under-21 championships.

He will be representing Spain as they look to defend the title they won in 2011 in Denmark.

"I just live my life and I am very happy," he told reporters.

"I enjoy it in Barcelona because I have lived through some great times but we will see what happens after the Euros.

"Any player is used to living with rumours about him and they just cannot affect you."

Barcelona are reportedly ready to make major changes to their squad this summer as they look to reclaim their European crown after two consecutive semi-final defeats in the UEFA Champions League.

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