By Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Published: 10:06 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 10:14 BST, 2 September 2020
Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Thiago Alcantara's advisor as they look to beat Liverpool to the signing of the Bayern Munich midfielder.
German outlet Bild report that while United have not made an offer for the Spaniard, there has been contact between the club and the player's representatives.
Liverpool have been viewed as favourites to land the 29-year-old after he told Bayern he would be leaving the club following their Champions League success in Lisbon last month.
Thiago Alcantara is generating interest from Premier League sides as he looks to leave Bayern
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his side credited with interest in Germany
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of the player but they have yet to make a move
But United, despite the imminent £40million arrival of Dutchman Donny van de Beek, have been credited with an interest in the former Barcelona man.
Bayern have set a £29m price tag on Thiago, a figure Liverpool or United are yet to meet, but the German and European champions accept the player wants to depart for a new challenge.
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