Bayern Munich open to selling €170m duo as Man Utd ready assault

Oli Fisher
Thiago Alcantara

Manchester United have identified a Bayern Munich duo as possible summer targets, according to a report.

United have already completed the signings of FredDiogo Dalot and Lee Grant so far this summer, bringing their overall spend to just over £70million.

But Arsenal and Liverpool have both arguably been more impressive in their transfer business over the last couple of months, while Manchester City have spent a club-record fee to sign Riyad Mahrez.

The Independent therefore claim this has been a ‘frustrating’ window for Jose Mourinho’s side, one they ‘are looking to kick-start’ with two huge signings.

Miguel Delaney reports that United have identified Thiago Alcantara and Robert Lewandowski as potential targets, with both facing uncertain Bayern Munich futures.

Bayern are apparently “open to selling the pair”, and United have shown a previous interest in both. They almost signed Alcantara in 2013 before the midfielder moved to Germany, and have long admired Lewandowski.

Reports have suggested that Bayern will demand €70m for Thiago, while Lewandowski could cost upwards of €100m.

A number of clubs across Europe have been contacted with regards to a possible move for either player, but United “have both the need in the respective positions and enough money to pull off each deal”.


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