Sources close to Spanish giants Barcelona have told SkySports that there has been no formal contact for their midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The future of the highly-rated Spaniard has been a hot topic in recent weeks with a move to Premier League champions Manchester United highly-tipped after it was reported that a deal was already in place.
New United manager David Moyes, who took over from the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson, has pin-pointed Thiago as one of his main transfer targets and the interest strengthened after the ex-Everton boss failed in his pursuit of Thiago's teammate Fabregas.
Moyes is keen to sign a new Paul Scholes-like figure and he believes Thiago could be the man to be the new star at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard was the star at the U21-European Championships this summer and he even scored a hat-trick in the final where Spain beat Italy 4-2.
Thiago had an extended holiday away from the club as he was featuring in the European Championships and is yet to return for pre-season - but he is set to join the side in the next few days.
Reports coming out from Spain have revealed that Barcelona's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta met with Thiago's father and agent - who incidentally is also former Brazilian international Mazinho - on Thursday and they both agreed that they want the midfielder's future settled in the next ten days.
A Barcelona source told SkySports: "We still have not received any formal offer for the player."
It is believed that Barca do want to keep Thiago and are prepared to offer the 22-year-old a new contract, but the player himself is worried about the lack of game time he will get because of the competition he faces with the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
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