Manchester United is set to hijack Liverpool deal to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, according to report.
Manchester United is keen on signing Donny van de Beer and the Red Devils are still hoping to land Alcantara this summer.
Liverpool is tipped as the favourite to land the creative midfielder in a bid to spark creativity in their midfield following the injury to Naby Keita.
Bayern has 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.
Thiago is out of contract next summer and with no desire to renew, Bayern will look to cash in so as to avoid losing him for nothing in 12 months.
Liverpool is prepared to sell Georginio Wijnaldum, the Dutchman is in the final year of his contract and there is no new contract offers from the Reds directors and he has reportedly agreed on personal terms to move from Liverpool to Barcelona this summer.
The former Newcastle United midfielder is interested in the move to Spain despite being a regular player under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Barcelona is set to offer a fee in the region of £18m for the 29-year-old, Thiago joined Bayern Munich in 2013, he won seven Bundesliga titles and four German Cups and a Champions League.